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Universal Fibers® Garners Award For ReFresh® Fibers

Bristol, Va.-based solution-dyed man-made-fiber carpet yarn producer Universal Fibers® Inc. has received New York House magazine's Innovative Green Design Award in the Flooring/Floor Coverings category for its ReFresh Fibers®, produced from recycled post-consumer nylon 6,6 carpet. Award criteria include: use of greenest materials and green innovation; most sustainable methods of production; energy efficiency; minimal carbon footprint; and design appeal.

Universal's EarthSmart Technology® manufacturing platform stresses environmental and social responsibility while maximizing production processes and equipment, developing waste-saving systems, promoting facility conservation, and developing recycled and recyclable product.

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