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23 Jan 2015

ECONYL® included as alternate material for high street fashion in Guardian Sustainable Business

ECONYL® yarn was featured as one of the emerging new fibers built around closed loop processes by Guardian Sustainable Business. The article explains the logic of the regeneration behind the ECONYL® brand and the waste material used. Final brands such as H&M and Marks & Spencer are expressing great interest in these sustainable materials and […]

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08 Jan 2015

Aquafil with ECONYL® at Domotex in Hannover

As every year, Aquafil will be present at Domotex exhibition in Hannover, Germany (January 17-20, 2015). Domotex is one of the most important European expos for flooring and carpets. Around 40,000 visitors are expected with 1,300 exhibitors. There will be a whole area dedicated to ECONYL® with new trends and products. All our team will be there in Hall […]

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09 Dec 2014

Desso AirMaster® with EcoBase™ backing is Highly Commended at Australian Sustainability Award

On October 23, Desso received the Highly Commended Award from the prestigious Australian BPN 2014 Sustainability Awards for its innovative DESSO AirMaster® carpet engineered to capture eight times more fine dust indoors than regular carpets. Desso calculated that we spend 90% of our time indoors so having a product that consist of healthy materials and can capture dust particles can really […]

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06 Nov 2014

New recycling operation ships first batch to be processed in the ECONYL® Regeneration System

Aquafil USA shipped its first load of sheared carpet fluff* to Slovenia as part of a new operation to contribute to the ECONYL® Regeneration System. For its first significant contribution to the Regeneration System, Aquafil USA sent 43 bales of sheared carpet fluff from its Cartersville plant to the waste treatment and preparation center Ajdovščina, Slovenia. From […]

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03 Nov 2014

Gone fishing bar at Biennale Interieur 2014 in Belgium

Interface won the “space category” at Biennale Interieur 2014 in Belgium for their creation of a cutting edge bar concept. Interface was recognized as the winner in a group of five finalists with their concept that was built in Hall 3 of the exhibition. The bar was designed by the Swedish team of Charlotte Ryberg, Fritz Håkon Halvorsen and […]

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31 Oct 2014

Desso’s luminous carpet™

As humans we are often guided by light and color. We tend to search for attributes that please the eye, especially for interior decor. To fulfill this sensation, Desso and Philips created the “luminous carpet.” It is a completely new concept of using and interacting with a carpet in a designated space. Light can be used to […]

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22 Oct 2014

Desso’s 2013 Sustainability Report highlights ECONYL® brand and Healthy Seas collaboration

Desso released its first Sustainability Report where it addressed the collaboration with Aquafil and the ECONYL® brand along with their participation with the Healthy Seas initiative. The report analyzes the connection between CSR strategy and business goals with focus on Desso’s health and wellbeing vision, commitment to the environment and efforts in the transition to circular economy with […]

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09 Oct 2014

ECONYL® brand joins debate on Circular Economy at CE100 Acceleration workshop

From October 1-3, 2014, the Acceleration Workshop organized by Ellen MacArthur Foundation took place in Barcelona, Spain. Maria Giovanna Sandrini, Aquafil brand and corporate communications manager participated in discussions and workshops giving Aquafil’s experience with the ECONYL® Regeneration System and the Healthy Seas initiative. Workshops are organized every six months by the MacArthur Foundation and include an entire session focused […]

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07 Oct 2014

New shearing and shredding machines in the States

The shearing and shredding machines at Aquafil USA’s Cartersville extrusion plant are up and running. Aquafil USA installed the machines to support parent company Aquafil Group’s commitment to global sustainability. The shearing and shredding machines will be used to prepare carpet fluff for the company’s ECONYL® Regeneration System. The system regenerates waste into new material used for […]

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01 Oct 2014

Closing the loop

Sustainability is a major factor in today’s architecture. ECONYL® Regeneration System turns Nylon waste back into raw material for industrial manufacturing. The LEAF Review #17, 2014 Imagine you could turn old waste into something brand new and beautiful. ECONYL® does just that by recycling Nylon waste products into prime material for industrial manufacturing. Sustainable concepts […]

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22 Sep 2014

Interface, Aquafil and Zoological Society of London collaboration announces expansion

Interface announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) its commitment to expanding its Net-Works™ initiative in partnership with Aquafil and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Net-Works is a unique, cross-sector collaboration designed to tackle the growing environmental issue of discarded fishing nets while providing financial opportunities to local fishing villages in underprivileged regions of the world. The […]

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15 Sep 2014

Aquafil’s New Sustainability Report

The Aquafil Group recently released the 2013 Sustainability Report. Included in this report was a section dedicated to the business transactions and environmental impact of ECONYL®. The most notable environmental statistics of 2013 were reflected in the comparison of raw caprolactam versus ECONYL® regenerated caprlactam. Using the ECONYL® Regeneration System, greenhouse gas emissions were 55% less […]

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