30 Jan 2018


fashionatingworld.com – MONDAY, 29 JANUARY 2018 – Italian textile firm Aquafil has a ‘multi-year’ partnership deal with bioengineering company Genomatica to produce a sustainable, plant-based ingredient the companies say will play a key role in reducing the environmental impacts from the nylon supply chain. The collaboration aims to develop a “commercially advantageous” bioprocess to manufacture caprolactam […]

23 Jan 2018

Aquafil and Genomatica join forces for bio-nylon – target more sustainable apparel, carpets and fibers.

PRESS RELEASE – Aquafil to provide R&D collaboration and development funding; gains option for commercial plant.   Trento, Italy and San Diego, CA, January 23, 2018 – Aquafil and Genomatica have announced a multi- year agreement to create sustainable caprolactam, a key ingredient to producing 100 percent sustainable nylon. The collaboration aims to develop a […]

18 Jan 2018

Première Vision Returns to New York – WWD

WWD 16/01/2018 BY TRACEY GREENSTEIN business The winter edition will take place at Pier 94 on Jan. 16 to 17. Organizers of Première Vision New York, which runs today and Wednesday at Pier 94, said sustainability and creativity are the central themes of its winter edition. This year, the event showcases 254 exhibitors across the […]

02 Jan 2018

Aquafil to conquer America. Press: L’ Adige.

After Phoenix, two more carpet recycling plants to produce raw materials for ECONYL® fiber. Revenues of around $530 million. TRENTO – Italy. Press: L’Adige 30/12/2017 Industria. There is not only the new plant in Phoenix, Arizona, a $10 million plant under construction. Aquafil – listed at the stock exchange – also has an extensive investment program […]

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24 Nov 2017

Italian company opens first U.S. carpet recycling facility in Phoenix. PLASTICS TODAY US

by:  Clare Goldsberry – Recycling – Sustainability, Consumer Products, Materials  November 15, 2017.   Trento, Italy–based Aquafil, a producer of polyamide (nylon 6), announced the opening of its first carpet recycling facility in the United States. Aquafil Carpet Recycling ACR #1 will invest $10 million in a leased 116,890-square-foot building in Phoenix, AZ, to set up its technology […]

02 Oct 2017

How facility will recover nylon 6 from carpet.

September 29, 2017, Resource Recycling Magazine, Plastics Recycling Update – Posted on  September 29, 2017 by Jared Paben International yarn producer Aquafil will invest $10 million to build an Arizona operation generating nylon pellets from post-consumer carpet scrap. The Italy-based company recycles polyamide in fishing nets and carpets into yarn for use in carpets and […]

16 Nov 2017

From oranges to outfits. New York Times International Edition.

New York Times International Edition  13/11/2017  BY ASTRID WENDLANDT  p. S2  Fashion’s interest in alternative fabrics continues to grow High-end fashion and sportswear brands are taking a growing interest in recycled and alternative fabrics made from unusual materials like mushrooms, oranges and even proteins inspired by spider-web DNA – but not just out of concern for the environment. […]

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03 Nov 2017

Stella McCartney Is Weaving A New Way Forward.

18/10/2017 FAST COMPANY online. The designer has always eschewed leather, fur, and feathers in her collections. Now she is going even further. Will luxury fashion follow? BY MARY KAYE SCHILLING   Editor’s Note: This story is one of two covers of Fast Company‘s November 2017 Tech + Culture Issue.    Consider your favorite T-shirt. Maybe it’s soft and worn, […]

09 Oct 2017

Aquafil Invests $10M in Enhanced Waste Regeneration Plant in U.S.

PRESS RELEASE. Aquafil opens a new carpet recycling facility to help a wasteful industry go circular. Trento, Italy, September 2017 Aquafil will open its first U.S. carpet recycling facility in Phoenix, AZ, offering a long-awaited solution to this persistent source of waste. Aquafil Carpet Recycling (ACR #01) will recycle the Nylon 6 waste from carpets back into […]

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14 Apr 2017

Aquafil Makes Fibers for 100 Percent Recyclable Swimsuits and Jerseys

Green-Sports Corporate All Stars: Johnson Controls Helps Green Pro Football Hall of Fame; Aquafil Makes Fibers for 100 Percent Recyclable Swimsuits and Jerseys GreenSportsBlog’s occasional series, “Green-Sports Corporate All Stars” highlights companies that are taking taking the lead at the intersection of Green + Sports. The first centered on adidas and Patagonia. Today’s second installment […]