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20 Feb 2015

The Challenge of Sustainability

The ECONYL® journey continues with Mr. Calenti’s first — and lasting — encounter with sustainability and circular economy, when “sustainability” and “circular economy” had not yet become buzzwords. Enjoy! The Challenge of Sustainability

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27 Jan 2015

We walk the talk of sustainability

Go behind the scenes of the ECONYL® project with Mr. Bonazzi, president of Aquafil, as he talks candidly and extensively about how ECONYL® was brought to life and the importance of actively pursuing sustainability goals. Enjoy! We Walk the Talk of Sustainability

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27 Jan 2015

Innovations and inspiration at DOMOTEX 2015

From January 17-20, 2015, the international carpeting and flooring community gathered in Hannover, Germany to display the newest industry trends and products at Domotex 2015 – the world’s flagship trade fair for carpets and floor covering. With more than 40,000 visitors from 100 different countries, Domotex performance had everything: “A highly attractive lineup of exhibitors and products, […]

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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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16 Dec 2014

Can Technology Help Clean Up the Oceans?

A very interesting article by Leon Kane and Wired to understand better where we are in the fight against ghost nets and ghost gears. The article summarizes the ideas, proposals and problems discussed during the round table of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative, an alliance founded by World Animal Protection in order to save millions of marine animals and create […]

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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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01 Dec 2014

AQUAFIL with ECONYL® wins the German Sustainability Award for “best resource efficiency”

PRESS RELEASE Arco (Italy) / Dusseldorf, 30.11.2014 At the prestigious awards ceremony the jury honored the commitment of Aquafil throughout the value chain with the development of ECONYL® regeneration system and the special services in the fight against one of the greatest environmental problems of our time: marine pollution. On Friday evening, Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart […]

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20 Nov 2014

Aquafil and the ECONYL® Regeneration System nominated for prestigious German award

Aquafil’s  ECONYL® Regeneration System has been nominated along with three other companies in the “Ressourceneffizienz” (resource efficiency) category for the prestigious Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis. The jury recognized Aquafil‘s efforts towards sustainability across the entire supply chain, particularly the recovery of waste material to create regenerated Nylon 6 products through the ECONYL® Regeneration System. The winner will be announced […]

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20 Nov 2014

Julon awarded with Slovenian environmental award for the ECONYL® Regeneration System

The Slovenian company Julon that belongs to Aquafil Group and is the heart of the ECONYL® Regeneration System was selected for one of the three awards granted and sponsored by the Slovenian magazine “Finance”. During the ceremony held on November 19th in Ljubljana, three awards were appointed in three categories: Ecological product: Knauf Insulation Ecological process: […]

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19 Nov 2014

Roundtable meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative in Ljubljana

From November 13-14, 2014, the Aquafil Group supported and endorsed the inaugural roundtable meeting of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI) in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Organized by World Animal Protection, the roundtable meeting brought together UN agencies, industry leaders and non-governmental organizations to address the growing issue of ghost gear in oceans. The initiative aims to achieve safer, cleaner oceans by […]

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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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