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Endless Possibilities
with ECONYL® Regenerated Nylon

Aquafil’s vision is to make the world a better place by pioneering closed loop regeneration processes, creating more and more sustainable products. The ECONYL® regeneration process transforms waste nylon into new yarn for the fashion and interior design industries.

Why ECONYL?

Reduce Waste and Combat Global Warming

ECONYL® nylon has a 90% reduction on global warming potential compared to virgin nylon. ECONYL® comes from 100% waste material of which a minimum of 50% is certified post-consumer waste.

Versatile, High Performance Materials

ECONYL® regenerated nylon performs exactly the same as brand new nylon. It is available in 170 colors, a variety of yarn sizes, and textures. You can specify ECONYL® yarn with confidence in its quality.

The World’s Favorite Eco-friendly Material

ECONYL® is trusted by more than 1,000
leading design brands across the world
including Interface, Milliken, Prada, Gucci,
Zanotta, Stella McCartney, and more.

2 Noho Move Chair

The ergonomic Noho Move chair is designed with ECONYL® nylon.

Prada Nylon Polymers

Prada embraces sustainability with the Re-Nylon collection. NatGeo tells their story.  

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Masland Contract brings the contemporary Crafted collection to life with ECONYL® .

4 Alcarol Table

Alcarol designed ocean-inspired tables with ECONYL® polymers. 

Sarawagi Sq Web

Hand-knotted Sarawagi rug by Isobel Morris, presented at Domotex. 

Cópia De 2alvorada

Punto e Filo’s art-inspired rug, created by designer Alfredo Barbosa de Oliveira.

8 Napapijri Infinity Jacket

The Napapijri Infinity jacket proves fashion can be 100% circular.

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5 Reasons for Designers and Architects
to use Sustainable Materials

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ECONYL® Yarn LEED v4
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Environmental Product Declaration
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Expert Bonazzi

Giulio Bonazzi, CEO and Chairman of Aquafil, shares his knowledge about the Circular Economy.

Q: What should you look for in sustainable suppliers?

A: Reviewing life cycle assessments and sustainability reports from potential partners is a great starting point. It’s important to identify key sustainability metrics that you wish to find in your potential supplier partner. They should describe things like sustainable sourcing, use of clean energy, efforts to restrain facility emissions, and recycling programs. And then ask questions and challenge them to make better products!

Q: What’s the difference between chemical and mechanical recycling?

A: Mechanical recycling refers to operations that melt plastic products and mechanically treat the waste material without significantly changing its chemical structure. Chemical recycling is any process by which a polymer is chemically reduced to its original monomer form, purifying it from all other substances (pigments, treatments), so that it can eventually be re-polymerized and remade into new plastic.

Q: What is the difference between recycling and regeneration?

A: Recycling is often used to describe downcycling, where the material loses its quality and consequently ends up being used for products of inferior quality. Regeneration is a truly circular process. Through radical purification, we restore nylon right back to its original purity, meaning our regenerated nylon yarn is exactly the same as brand-new.