"evobac" Underlay

"company launched a revolutionary carpet secondary backing system, ‘evobac’, produced from 100% recycled plastic bottles".


Family owned and operated company, Newhey Carpets is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of contract carpets for the hotel, leisure and entertainment sectors. The environment has been top priority for Newhey for many years and in 2013 the company launched a revolutionary carpet secondary backing system, ‘evobac’, produced from 100% recycled plastic bottles. Today the company is pleased to announce that all of its products are now manufactured with this sustainable backing system.

Newhey abides by a strict environmental policy, backed up with a seamless supply chain to ensure the highest degree of sustainability. This has resulted in key benefits such as 100% recycled waste pile yarns and the complete elimination of processing waste to landfill.

Considering all products are now being manufactured and supplied with evobac, this significantly reduces Newhey’s carbon footprint, marking a major milestone towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable process. Howard Whitehead, Managing Director of Newhey Carpets said: “The role of recycling is to preserve our environment and as a family owned and operated company we feel we can contribute to help us all live a more sustainable lifestyle. We think it’s a fantastic achievement that our customers too are joining us on this exciting journey.”

Recycled bottles

Evobac presents a totally unique, low energy sustainable secondary backing solution and is suitable for a wide range of applications. This ground-breaking innovation has already been used by many well-known companies seeking the ultimate in sustainable, high performance carpets, including Costa Coffee and Park Inn Hotels.

A unique eco-friendly hot melt, energy efficient laminating process creates an inseparable bond between the primary cloth and secondary backing, ensuring the finished carpet product has at least three times the bonding strength of conventional latex backed product.


Compliant with all standard British and European regulations for flammability and performance, evobac also offers a comprehensive range of benefits for installers including ease of handling, which is guaranteed through decreased risk of scuffing skirtings and paintwork. Other key benefits are improved anti-fraying properties, reduced wear on blades when cutting and compatibility with all traditional installation methods.

Ongoing efforts

Newhey previously invested in high speed Colortec tufting machines which have achieved a huge reduction in overall power usage.

In a deliberate and focused journey towards more sustainable production, environmental efforts are ongoing at Newhey as the company operates in an ethical way to benefit society, the environment and the economy.