Bio-based nylon focus of Aquafil initiative

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Aquafil, an Italian producer of polyamide in Italy, is spearheading a new initiative aimed at increasing the amount of sustainable fibres, with an early goal being the industrial production of bio-based nylon. Apparel brands H&M and Vaude are also part of the project, which sees Aquafil collaborating with bioengineering business Genomatica, to explore options for using renewable feedstock and bio-based technologies.

‘Project Effective’ is a pioneering initiative involving stakeholders’ in eight countries, including leaders in renewable feedstock, conversion technologies, makers of intermediate and finished products, major consumer brands and recycling technologies.

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