ECONYL® Regeneration System

The innovative ECONYL® Regeneration System
is based on sustainable chemistry.
With this process, the Nylon contained in waste,
such as carpets, clothing and fishing nets, is transformed back
into raw material without any loss of quality.

REGENERATION FOR LIFE

The ECONYL® brand is all about regeneration

It's about the regeneration of nylon waste into materials for new products. It's about the regeneration of our environment. It's about the regeneration for life. It's about time!
Imagine if you could turn old waste into something new and beautiful. The ECONYL® brand does just this: We turn nylon waste into prime material for industrial manufacturing.

REGENERATION of the environment

As we all know, waste is a by-product of any industrial production.
What if we could somehow turn this concept upside down?
This is exactly our idea: We reduce the amount of global waste by collecting it from landfills and oceans and feeding it back into production cycles.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS

For every 10,000 TONS
OF ECONYL® CAPROLACTAM WE:

ELIMINATE

13.1

thousand

tons of waste *
* Source: Aquafil internal data

SAVE

70

thousand

barrels of crude oil *
* Due to avoiding extraction.
Source: Aquafil internal data 2013

AVOID

54

thousand

tons of CO2 eq emissions *
* Source: Aquafil internal data

SAVE

988

thousand

GJ on total primary energy demand *
* Source: Aquafil internal data

In the creation of ECONYL® products, we are actually “waste positive”. This means the amount of waste removed from the earth is greater than the amount of waste resulting from production. On top of that, our production has a low environmental impact because we limit the consumption of natural resources and energy to a minimum.

EVERY YEAR APPROXIMATELY

4

MILLION TONS

of polyamide are produced and consumed worldwide.

(Source: Opus Business Consultants, 2011)

85%

of all textile

waste in the United States is not recycled but ends up in landfills or incinerators (2009).

(Source: Environmental Protection Agency - EPA 2011)

THE CHALLENGE

Waste Filling Up
Our Landfills

Clothing, furniture, smartphones, toys, etc. Every year, vast amounts of consumer and industrial waste ends up in landfills, incinerators or even worse, nature.

Textile fibers contribute to a large portion of disposed waste. In 2010, man-made fibers amounted to 66% of all textiles and apparel consumed.

More waste
on the horizon

Global fiber consumption is likely to increase nearly 30% between 2010 and 2020. The continual rise in consumer consumption will only increase environmental issues linked to the disposal of such products.

All this waste - just wasted

The US and EU have produced nearly 15 million tons of textile waste in 2010. All this waste contains valuable resources that can be reused.

OUR SOLUTION

ECONYL®

Regeneration System

The ECONYL® Regeneration System puts an end to unnecessary waste of polyamide material.

An innovative industrial process is used to recover Nylon 6 from waste materials such as fish nets, carpet, clothing and more. This nylon is then transformed back into virgin raw material for the creation of new products.

WE TURN WASTE INTO FIRST GRADE QUALITY NYLON

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