100% SBR-free carpet backing Ceneva


Edel Group is the world's first tufted-carpet manufacturer with a 100% SBR-free carpet backing: Ceneva®. Ceneva® was officially introduced during DOMOTEX 2014.

Below you will find the press release from January 7 2014:

At DOMOTEX 2014, Dutch carpet manufacturer Edel Group introduced Ceneva®, the world's first carpet backing containing no styrene-butadiene. Instead, Ceneva® uses a compound based completely on vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE). VAE provides a number of advantages to the carpet and is the solution for those who are environmentally conscious. 

Traditional compounds used for backing carpets contain a latex from styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR). SBR has for decades been unrivaled however, in recent years, some health issues surrounding the use of SBR have arisen. Therefore, Edel Group developed Ceneva®, a backing based on vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE). Backing products with Ceneva® has two advantages: it is 100% SBR-free and it also improves several aspects of the final product. Edel Group is the world's first tufted-carpet manufacturer to completely switch to the use of VAE for its carpet backing. 

The advantages of using VAE include an odourless carpet and lower emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as tested by the German Testing & Flooring Institute GmbH (TFI). The reduced flammability, another feature of the VAE dispersion, makes Ceneva® backing ideal in commercial locations such as hotels and offices where fire safety is a high priority. Ceneva® backing is also more consistent and flexible than traditional backings and has excellent tuft bind and lamination qualities. 

From 2014, Ceneva® backing will be the standard for all Edel Group and Edel Telenzo carpets. 

For more information, please visit the  
Ceneva® website

 View the Ceneva® brochure or  read this article by Wacker Chemie AG