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Our Standards

Ulster Carpets holds ISO 14001, Environmental Management Standard, which aims to control the environmental impact of our products and manufacturing processes.

We were one of the first textile companies to achieve ISO 14001 and we held the accreditation for over 10 years.

ISO 14001 gives us a systematic approach to setting environmental objectives and targets and demonstrating that these have been reached.

Our environmental aspects are regularly reviewed and tough objectives set. These objectives are measured at monthly progress meetings chaired by the Managing Director. All staff undergo environmental awareness training on an annual basis demonstrating a company wide commitment to environmental issues.

The percentage of rapidly renewable materials used in Ulster’s products ensures that their use in a project contributes towards points in LEED certification.

Ulster Carpet’s low VOC emissions score is recognised by Green Label Plus program as environmentally friendly.

Thermal insulation
Axminster carpets do not readily conduct heat and as such can be used as good insulators to retain heat in a variety of environments.

Flame retardant
Due to the Axminster construction, and formed mostly of natural wool, Ulster’s Axminster carpets are particularly flame resistant.

EN13501 Euro Class EN11925 and EN ISO 9239
Marine Flammability MED-B-9840, MED-D-2065
USA Flammability ASTM E648 E662

Noise reducing
Axminster carpet, and in particular Axminster carpet made from predominantly wool, has a propensity to sound reduction. The result is a quieter space for working, meeting and living. Our contract quality carpet has a sound absorption coefficient between 0.45 and 0.55 and meets the BS EN ISO 10140-3:20010 requirements.

Sound Absorption ISO 354:2003
Sound Insulation ISO 140 Part 6

VOC safe
Ulster’s Axminster carpet is a low VOC emitter helping to prevent both short term and long term health effects. Ulster’s carpets meet the  requirements below:

GLP Approved GLP 3278
French VOC C Rating (Jute), A Rating (Poly)
Belgian VOC NR 411381-01

Commitment to waste
Ulster has been dedicated to reducing the amount of waste being generated from manufacturing and is committed to the goal of sending ‘zero waste to landfill’.

Green Label Certified
Green Label Plus – GLP3278

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