Break ground.
Nothing else.

Some see trash. Others see treasure.

Discover the process behind the breakthrough material.

01_Rescue
The ECONYL® Regeneration System starts with rescuing waste otherwise polluting the Earth, like fishing nets, fabric scraps, carpet flooring and industrial plastic all over the world. That waste is then sorted and cleaned to recover all of the nylon possible.
02_Regenerate
Through a radical regeneration and purification process, the nylon waste is recycled right back to its original purity. That means ECONYL® regenerated nylon is exactly the same as fossil-based nylon.
03_Remake
ECONYL® regenerated nylon is processed into yarns and polymers for the fashion and interior industries.
04_Reimagine
Fashion brands and carpet producers use ECONYL® regenerated nylon to create brand new products. And that nylon has the potential to be recycled infinitely, without ever losing its quality. The goal is that once all products containing ECONYL ® are no longer useful to customers, they can go back into step one of the Regeneration System.
Rescue
Regenerate
Remake
Reimagine

For every 10,000 tons of ECONYL® raw material, we are able to:

Save
70,000

barrels
of crude oil

Avoid
65,100

tonnes
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?

01/12/2020

Old carpets destined for landfills

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 […]

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01/12/2020

Fishing nets from aquaculture and fish industry and ghost nets

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 […]

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01/12/2020

Special Take Back Projects

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 […]

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01/12/2020

Pre-consumer Waste

Pre-consumer waste is waste coming from industrial processes such as plastic components, industrial waste and fabric scraps.

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