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1M PLASTIC BOTTLES Headlam is delighted to announce that its sales of SpringBond, an environmentally-friendly carpet underlay manufactured from recycled plastic bottles and other single-use plastics, now represent over 1m plastic bottles being recycled.

SpringBond is manufactured in Yorkshire by Texfelt, a world-leader in eco-engineered carpet underlays and a partner of non-profit organisation Plastic Oceans UK which addresses plastic pollution. SpringBond helps combat the millions of tonnes of plastic entering the world’s oceans each year through the upcycling of waste plastic utilising Texfelt’s state-of-the-art technology.

SpringBond is one of very few carpet underlays that is fully-recyclable at the end of its useable life. It is able to be placed into the recycled ‘outlet’ at the customer’s place of disposal thereby helping to reduce the volume of waste sent to landfill. SpringBond also improves household air pollution due to


LITTLE MIXX The Preparation Group has been working on a range of new machines, designed to make flooring contractors’ lives easier. The second one to launch is Little Mixx, a brand new portable, forced action mixer.

Ian Hebblewhite, the company’s specialist finishes manager said: “Our R&D department has been working on a new range of equipment with simplicity at the forefront. Little Mixx is made from steel, not fibre glass, so is built to withstand knocks (and drops) for long life and continued use.

“With a mixing capacity of 15-30kg and an output of 600kg an hour, it will mix coatings (including resins and

the absence of harmful chemicals in the manufacturing process.

Texfelt and Headlam have worked together since SpringBond’s launch earlier this year to promote SpringBond to Headlam’s extensive customer base across the industry, highlighting the product’s market-leading green and other high-performance credentials, which has led to sales reaching the 1million plastic bottles saved and recycled milestone.

polyurethanes), levelling compounds, screeds, mortars and more. It’s ideal for small localised repairs where you’re mixing up a single unit e.g. for a terrazzo infill, through to multiple batch mixing. The buckets, which are a standard size, can be quickly released to the runner, ready for mixing up the next batch. The metal paddle gets right to the bottom of the mixing bucket and is removeable to make clean up easier.

“It’s compact in design, but Little Mixx produces big results. Plus, it will sit nicely in an estate car or small van. We’ve seen mixers out there that aren’t up to the job. This one definitely is - a great all-rounder.”

Little Mixx is available NOW to buy or hire. Call 01522 561460 for more information or a demo. PRODUCTS & SERVICES | 39

Headlam is committed to working as part of the overall floorcoverings industry to reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. This includes mitigating its own direct impact through energy efficiency programmes and working in partnership with manufacturers to support the manufacture and marketing of innovative and sustainable products into the marketplace.

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