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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05 Nov 2014

The ECONYL® brand and Aquafil at Sustainable brands London

Maria Giovanna Sandrini, brand and corporate communication manager of Aquafil will be in London today talking about the new supply chain that Aquafil has been developing in these years to create the innovative ECONYL® regenerated yarn. The title of the conference is “The Circular Economy: Q&A around Leading Case Studies” and it will be mostly an open […]

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16 Oct 2014

Adriatic Sea a pioneer in the Mediterranean region for recovery and reuse of fishing nets

PRESS RELEASE Ancona, 16th October 2014  Aquafil, ECNC Land & Sea Group and Star Sock Adriatic Sea a pioneer in the Mediterranean region for recovery and reuse of fishing nets With the Italian Port of Ancona promoted as national ‘collection point’ and trawl vessels becoming involved for the benefit of the environment, the Adriatic Sea […]

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08 Oct 2014

Diving season ends with German ZDF troupe

The diving season for Healthy Seas in the North Sea came to an end with the final days of September, but there is still plenty to talk about and even more to come.  In fact, Healthy Seas divers in collaboration with a troupe of German TV ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) filmed the season’s final recovery trip and […]

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29 Sep 2014

Drone video of nets clean up by LAUE

On September 2014, LAUE (Los Angeles Underwater Explorer) team organized another clean up session in the Infidel wreck, 45 meters deep, at the east end of Catalina Island off Southern California. The project to clean this location started two years ago and is still in progress. The wreck starts to look much better after all these cleaning […]

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27 Aug 2014

Nylla video game now available on the App Store

The Aquafil Group, a global leader in the manufacturing of Nylon 6 polymers and fibers, has released a video game adaptation of its ECONYL® Regeneration System. Nylla walks users through the six production steps in a way that will explain the manufacturing process in a simplistic manner for all to understand. Each level represents a different stage of […]

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14 Jul 2014

First steps of a promising partnership

On July 8th, 2014 the Healthy Seas team met with Defishgear (Derelict Fishing Gear Management system) at the Ancona Harbor in Italy to  establish a Memorandum of Cooperation. The main points discussed and agreed upon were: –      the creation of the first national collection point for fishing nets in the Ancona Harbor (Adriatic Sea) –     […]

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23 Jun 2014

Video of the latest dives by LAUE

A new video showing the latest great job done by the LAUE diving team recovering fishing nets in the States. The latest excursion by the LAUE diving team is now available. The first team dove 46 meters on the Caissons (46m) off the southern California coast. The Caissons are an old breakwater dating back to 1931 that were built off the Santa Monica […]

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11 Jun 2014

Healthy Seas at Green Week 2014

On the 3 – 5 of June, Healthy Seas was at Green Week in Brussels. The theme for this year was Circular Economy; saving resources, creating jobs. Healthy Seas had a very popular stand where people could admire the products created with ECONYL® regenerated yarn coming also from the abandoned fishing nets recovered by the initiative. EU Commissioner for […]

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