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CONTRACT Global carpets, carpet tiles and sports pitches manufacturer Desso (Waalwijk), and performance technical textile producer Bonar (Arnhem), signed a long-term cooperation agreement on Wednesday 26th June 2013. Under this agreement, both companies agree, among other things, to jointly participate in a product development programme for the next three years, with a view to developing various kinds of primary backings for Desso's carpet products.

Bonar has already been a preferred supplier for Desso for quite some time. The producer of items such as Colback, the leading non-woven product for backing carpet and carpet tiles, will be developing product specifications in all possible high-quality variants, in close collaboration with Desso.

“This agreement allows us to formally confirm our strategic collaboration with Bonar,” said Desso's Director of Operations, Willem Stas. “For us, Bonar is an important and appealing partner, partly because of their unique two- step production process, the process technology which they use and their experience of product development. This will allow us to increase the design possibilities of our products still further, also for special designs. We believe that


LAUNCH MOBILE APP With over 20% of all visits to its website coming from mobile phones and tablets, Wilton Carpets has developed a new mobile-friendly Carpet Search app, which offers users rapid and efficient access to its Ready to Go, FastTrack and Bespoke design libraries when on the move.

Users can scroll through swatches of design carpet collections, or pinpoint the right look with the Design Search tool, which finds styles by name, pattern or type. Once a design has been selected, Room View offers an instant 3D preview mockup of the carpet in


Willem Stas (Desso, second from left) and Marc Krauth (Bonar, second from right) ratify the cooperation agreement, flanked by Raymond Kohlen (Desso, left) and Bob Elzen (Bonar, right).

this long-term structural alliance will allow us to develop and guarantee even higher levels of sustainable quality. We therefore look forward to seeing the results of this promising collaboration.”

According to Marc Krauth, Bonar's Interior and Transportation Global Business Director: “We are delighted with this structural alliance in our European domestic market, as we are in a position to satisfy Desso's requirements, partly thanks to our Research, Development and Innovation department. Together with Desso, we will use our best people to make

Desso's product ranges for both the consumer and business markets, even more comprehensive, sustainable and stronger than they already are. I have every confidence that the added value of our partnership will quickly produce fruitful results. We are already working on a number of developments which, if successful, will allow Desso to lend new meaning to the concept of market innovation.”

swiftly ordered with a click of the ‘Post me a sample’ icon.

Suna Jones, Marketing Manager for Wilton Carpets, said: “Flooring choice is a fundamental element to interior design, so we are really excited and pleased to be launching this mobile app. We expect this to become a vital tool for interior designers and flooring contractors, as they will be able to browse all our carpet collections, and search through an extensive bespoke design archive while out and about with customers.”

different popular room types. Designs can be bookmarked for fast reference by saving straight to ‘Favourites’, or


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