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World’s first ever QR Code carpet tile

Van Dyck Carpets at the Green Building Conference and ExhibitionVan Dyck exhibited at the Green Building Conference and Exhibition again this year which was held in Sandton. This exhibition saw different companies come together to showcase their products and services and to demonstrate how each is contributing to greener buildings and sustainability in South Africa.

This was an ideal opportunity for Van Dyck to officially launch their new branding and corporate image and the new green and contemporary logo displayed at the Van Dyck stand tied in perfectly with the very purpose of this event. Not only that, the floor was furnished with a customised design of Oxygen carpet tiles, a range that is manufactured from more than 85% post consumer recycled material.

And Van Dyck even went a step further by introducing the world’s first ever QR Code carpet tile. QR is short for quick response i.e. it can be read quickly by a cell phone. It is a 2D barcode that can store and digitally present much more data including URL links to websites. The QR coded carpet tiles displayed at the stand enabled a direct link to Van Dyck’s brand new website, a tool that was used by many of the exhibition visitors.

The topics presented and discussed at the conference were very interesting and, at the end of a very exciting first day, everyone was invited to a Cocktail Evening that Van Dyck was honoured to sponsor.

Van Dyck remains one of the most active carpet companies in South Africa and the world when it comes to being environmentally friendly.

World First QR Code in a Recyclable Carpet TileGoing the green way

As a proud member of the Green Building Council of South Africa, Van Dyck Carpets is a local manufacturer that pays a great deal of attention to the impact its processes and products have on the environment.

The company is making great strides in the minimising of waste, reduction of energy, reducing the use of hazardous materials, and reduction of emissions – with very low CO2 emissions during normal operations. In addition, recycled materials are used instead of virgin materials wherever possible.

Van Dyck’s comprehensive recycling programme ensures the reuse of both post-industrial waste including production rejects, and post-consumer waste in the form of uplifted carpets, all of which means that these do not finish up in a landfill.

Local manufacture reduces the impact of transportation on the environment, and in use these carpets have built-in thermal properties that assist with the overall thermal comfort and thus the reduction of energy requirements.

The Tiger Turf by Van Dyck range of artificial turf and grass for sport and leisure applications incorporates truly advanced, patented technology in recycling plastic bottles to produce a realistic and naturally looking grass.

Using recycled material for the manufacture of Tiger Turf leads to a reduced carbon footprint for the end-user and reduced landfill waste. With artificial grass there is no need for any irrigation, saving water; no need for fertilizers and chemicals such as weedkillers; and no need for lawn mowers – thus reducing electricity and carbon emissions. Tiger Turf is ideal for any upmarket domestic, civil or commercial landscaping application and the product of choice for anyone that cares about the environment, as this is the first and only synthetic turf that is made of recycled bottles (from landfill to landscape).

Van Dyck Carpets
Tel: 031 913 3800 Toll free: 0800carpet (0800227738)