Pappelina’s rugs are manufactured in Sweden from Swedish plastic foil. The plastic foil PVC ribbon is made in southern Sweden by the company Gislaved Folie AB. New raw plastic is used to manufacture the foil, which ensures that no environmentally hazardous heavy metals or harmful softeners make their way into our rugs.
The plastic foil ribbon is environmentally aware, its competitive edge being its ongoing development in this area. In 1995, it received ISO 9001 quality certification and two years later received ISO 14001 environmental management certification. Pappelina rugs are 90% plastic foil ribbon and 10% warp thread, which are woven together according to old Swedish tradition on well-tended looms from the fifties. The warp is made from polyester manufactured in Germany. A Pappelina rug is durable, will maintain its colour and requires minimal care.
Pappelina comply with all regulations and requirements set by Sweden and the EU, where strict environmental rules apply. Most of these are set by ECHA* through the REACH regulation, which was put in place to reduce the health and environmental risks posed by chemicals.
* ECHA is the European Chemicals Agency that heads the REACH regulation. REACH stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.