Life Cycle Index (LCI)

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Reduce is first for a reason, because reducing the products you consume is still the best way to minimize your environmental impact. Carpets of Antron® fiber can last up to 75% longer than the majority of competitive carpets or have a longer First Life™. As a result of this longer First Life™, carpets of Antron® fiber can have lower energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Simply click the Calculate Now button, plug in the square yards of carpet you plan to install and see you can reduce environmental impact.

The Details Behind LCI

The comparative calculations are based on the relative life of the majority of North American competitive commercial/contract carpets compared to Antron® nylon carpet of similar weight, color and construction, and reflect the replacement cost in terms of additional energy needed and increase in CO2 emissions for the majority of competitive products.
First Life™ is defined by INVISTA as the time period from when a new carpet is installed until its end-of-life, where it’s removed due to unacceptable appearance and/or performance. A longer product life can have a positive impact on the environmental– waste/landfill reduction, lower premature consumption of resources and eliminate processes over time.
  • The energy reduction calculations include assessments of the face fiber, backing materials, carpet manufacturing, transportation of the fiber and finished carpet, and routine scheduled maintenance for 15 years.
  • The energy reduction calculations cannot be adjusted for a specific carpet style but assume industry average face weight, backing weight and backing type prevalence for commercial/contract carpets.
  • Data for energy savings and greenhouse gas emissions is based on Department of Energy data on residential consumption of electricity by end use.

*Results based on testing a representative sample of carpets of comparable construction, style and color.

Rethink your specification.  Each time you specify Antron® brand products, you’re contributing to a lighter footprint over time. 

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