Recycled Nylon/Polyamide

Recycled Polyamide is a synthetic fiber based on polymer waste recovery. The waste material can either come from post consumer stream - such as fishing nets, carpets or used apparel – or from post industrial stream i.e. waste occurring during production – such as polymer, fiber waste during yarn production, or fabric waste from the cutting rooms.
 
There are two main recycling methods:

  • Mechanical: the raw material is cleaned, cut and re-melted before to be spun into yarn.
  • Chemical: the raw material is cleaned, cut, de-polymerized to the base-molecule and then re-polymerized with the help of chemical additives. It can then be processed into textiles.

Because of technical limitation, recycled polyamide is not always 100% recycled; yarns are available from 50 to 100% recycled content. Both recycled nylon 6 and recycled nylon 6.6 are available on the market.