Some see trash. Others see treasure.
Discover the process behind the breakthrough material.
For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material, we are able to:
of crude oil
of CO2 eq. emissions
As well as being a solution on waste, ECONYL® regenerated nylon is also better when it comes to climate change.
It reduces the global warming impact of nylon by up to 90% compared with the material from oil.
WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF WASTE USED FOR PRODUCING ECONYL® REGENERATED NYLON?
Each year in the U.S., 4 billion pounds of carpet is discarded in landfills. Aquafil Group is committed to help reduce this waste by implementing a closed-loop supply chain where carpets are recycled. Aquafil has two carpet recycling facilities — in Phoenix and Woodland, CA — that can each process up to 36 million pounds […]
Our journey towards sustainability was long. It started in 1990 facing many challenges in the years. When researching for end of life goods made of nylon 6 to produce ECONYL® nylon, we figured out that fishing nets were an important source of the ingredient. There are two different types of fishing nets we are dealing […]
An international network structured around recovering materials at end of use, based on partnerships with institutions, organisations, private and public associations and companies. This system allows Aquafil to collect quantities of waste for regeneration into ECONYL® yarn. Examples of this effort are represented by special take back projects in collaboration with different brands such as […]