ECONYL® Regeneration System is an innovative industrial regeneration system introduced by Aqualfil in 2011, in order to produce the nylon 6 polymer from post consumer waste, i.e. end-of-life products made from polyamide 6 including fishing nets, fluff (the top of carpets and rugs) and rigid textiles; and pre-consumer waste such as oligomers, scraps and others, generated from the production of nylon 6.
Planned and implemented entirely by Aquafil, the ECONYL® Regeneration System is based not only on the development of a new technology but also the creation of several production chains specialized in the recovery of waste collected worldwide, hitherto unknown.
The project has involved the following stages:
- Defining an exclusive chemical/mechanical production process developed entirely by the Energy & Recycling division which enables Nylon 6 waste to be regenerated infinitely. The resulting product is a polymer with the same technical and quality characteristics of the product obtained applying traditional systems;
- The creation of an international network for the collection of regenerable materials and a logistics chain to transport those materials to the production plants.
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