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08 Sep 2016

A tour of Italy – Mannington USA

This past week, Aquafil hosted 14 couples from Mannington Commercial in the US to see the ECONYL® Regeneration System up close and personal. The couples toured the facility in Arco and saw the state-of-the-art equipment used here. They also heard a presentation from Mr. Bonazzi about Aquafil and his vision – and realization – of a circular economy.

The group also toured both the waste warehouse in Adjvoscina and the ECONYL® plant in Ljubljana. They saw the waste that was collected and processed first-hand – from artificial hair and fish nets to carpet fluff and textiles – it was clear to everyone that this was not a recycled “stamp” Aquafil was receiving for its 100% regenerated ECONYL® yarn, but rather it was an intricate and difficult process of actually regenerating waste into something useful.

After this week, Mannington sales reps truly understand the commitment Aquafil has made with its ECONYL® yarn to preserve and maintain the beauty of what they had seen with the ECONYL® Regeneration System

Friday we enjoyed free time in Treiste before touring the Fonda fish farm in the Adriatic Sea. The fish nets used at this farm – where fish are hand-fed and raised without any chemicals – are regenerated into ECONYL® yarn. Afterwards, we enjoyed another private tour, this time of Pirano, and one last amazing dinner by the sea. And with this, the tour was over and the loop closed. After this week, Mannington sales reps truly understand the commitment Aquafil has made with its ECONYL® yarn to preserve and maintain the beauty of what they had seen with the ECONYL® Regeneration System.