Solvay Launches Partially Bio-Based Textile Yarn

Solvay Launches Partially Bio-Based Textile Yarn

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.

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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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