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F. BALL APPOINTS NEW TECHNICAL REPRESENTATIVE


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SHOW Retailers can gain advice from Carpet Recycling UK (CRUK) on the best recycling routes for carpet fitting waste and uplifted post-consumer carpets at the 2016 Buying Groups’ National Flooring Show in Solihull on 10th-11th May.


Visitors to CRUK’s stand at the Cranmore Park event can find out how clean installation waste take-back schemes, and the growth in facilities processing carpet waste for new uses, offer many business advantages for retailers, including potential savings on waste disposal costs.


The industry-backed association for recycling and reusing waste carpet offers opportunities for retailers to enhance their business and green credentials by diverting waste material from landfill, with both economic and environmental benefits.


CRUK Director, Laurance Bird, said: “Support from our core funders has helped us to drive growth in recycling capacity that provides sustainable alternative disposal routes for waste carpet.


F. Ball and Co. Ltd, manufacturer of flooring adhesives and subfloor preparation products, has appointed Bob van Wort to the post of Technical Representative in The Netherlands.


Bob’s appointment reaffirms F.Ball’s unwavering commitment to the Dutch flooring market and to increasing business development in the region.


Commenting on the appointment, Jonathan Goold, Export Business Manager at F. Ball, said: “We are delighted to have Bob as part of our team in The Netherlands. We are confident he will help us to strengthen our support to flooring contractors in the region, and continue to drive business forward to ensure our customers continue to benefit from the very best product innovations.”


Based near Rotterdam, Bob will work alongside the existing Dutch team to support the local distributor,


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“Retailers like the fact they can reduce the frequency of their general waste collections by directing their uplifted and fitting waste material to recyclers for use in new products.”


Neville Hinchliffe, of CRUK member Arighi Bianchi, can testify to CRUK’s help. The furniture store is recycling hundreds of tonnes of waste carpet


Headlam B.V., servicing the needs of the various flooring professionals with on-site support, as well as supporting the development of activities in the southern part of the Dutch market.


He will also be working alongside and supporting Mark Kemperman, F. Ball’s Technical Representative for the northern area of the Dutch market.


Bob previously worked as a Sales Representative for the Netherlands based flooring distributor, Headlam B.V., for seven years, where he became very familiar with F. Ball products.


each year and selling underlay from Anglo Recycling Technology; thereby completing the ‘circle of use’ and significantly reducing their waste management costs.


Neville said: “We find our customers are happy to pay a premium to have their carpet and underlay waste recycled.”


Last year, 125,000 tonnes of carpet were reused, recycled or recovered for energy – a 31% landfill diversion rate. CRUK’s target is 60% diversion from landfill by 2020. Around 400,000 tonnes of carpet waste arises each year in the UK.


Laurance added: “Judging by the 96% growth in enquiries from the flooring sector last year, there’s clear proof that companies are keen to reduce their environmental impact and avoid landfilling waste carpet where possible.”


CRUK’s core funders are Cormar Carpets, Lifestyle Floors/Headlam, Desso, Ege, Milliken, Balsan and Marlings.


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The married father of two, who enjoys listening to music and playing golf in his spare time, added: “I am really happy to be part of the F. Ball team. I developed a good understanding of the technical nature of F. Ball products in my previous role so I know firsthand the benefits they have for contractors.


“I’m confident I will be able to contribute towards F. Ball’s continued growth throughout the Netherlands.”


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