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Solvay Launches Partially Bio-Based Textile Yarn

Jun 18, 2021
Solvay Launches Partially Bio-Based Textile Yarn

Sao Paolo (Brazil)

Solvay is globally launching Bio Amni, its first partially bio-based polyamide textile yarn. It is a polyamide 5.6, which is produced entirely at the company’s textile industrial unit in Brazil. The development of Bio Amni follows the growing global trend of sustainable textile products, especially bio-based materials. Solvay’s research and innovation teams worked on the creation of the product for two years.

 

With the launch of Bio Amni, sustainable textiles will now account for 30 percent of Solvay’s global polyamide portfolio, a figure which the group expects to reach 50 percent in the next three years.

Bio Amni is the latest innovation of Solvay for the global textile market. In 2020, as a quick response to COVID-19, the company launched Amni Virus-Bac OFF, a functional polyamide that inhibits contamination between textiles and users, preventing the fabric transmitting viruses, including coronaviruses, and bacteria.

Antonio Leite, Global vice president of polyamides and fibres, Solvay, says that, Solvay’s Bio Amni is part of a portfolio evolution to offer customers the most innovative products on the market.

Solvay has also developed sustainable alternatives in the production process, using cleaner energy sources, closed water circuits, and zero effluent emissions at its industrial unit in Brazil, and biodegradable products to support more sustainable disposal.

The company also created Amni Soul Eco, the world’s first biodegradable polyamide textile yarn, which facilitates the decomposition of textile articles in about three years after disposal in controlled landfills.

Solvay is a science company and aims at creating sustainable shared value through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems.

Source: Solvay Press Release

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