On 24 March 2022 from 10:15 to 11:00 am at the 26th Flock Symposium, PCIAW® Trusted Member, Florent Cottin, Marketing Manager at DOMO, will present one of DOMO’s “outside of the box” sustainable solutions that transform synthetic polyamide 66 fibres into biodegradable materials once landfilled.
As the textile industry embraces sustainable development concerns, regulatory push and economic pull are driving manufacturers to seek ways to reduce their impacts on the environment and decrease the amount of waste left to future generations.
The pollution generated by the textile industry has a huge impact on the planet, and the reasons are quite easy to understand. Clothing is probably the most common item that people buy in today’s world. In recent years, the average number of items of clothing purchased annually by individuals has increased drastically, ultimately leading to major environmental problems, such as water, air and solid waste pollution.
Performance fibres with enhanced biodegradability
According to the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, more than 70% of end-of-life clothing is landfilled or incinerated. When landfilled (under anaerobic conditions), traditional synthetic materials like nylon 66 may take between 50 and 100 years to decompose. Compare this to DOMO’s polyamide 66 fibres with enhanced biodegradability, which may take less than five years to decompose.
DOMO is producing the only polyamide 6.6 fibres in the world offering enhanced biodegradability while maintaining the standard characteristics of nylon 6.6 such as durability, long life, high tenacity, soft touch and abrasion resistance.
Like other biodegradable products, once landfilled, DOMO’s polyamide 6.6 fibres with enhanced biodegradability break down into organic matter (biomass) and biogas; both of these can then be exploited as new environmental resources as well as being used to cogenerate electricity.
What you will learn about performance fibres
– Why are our fibres with enhanced biodegradability sustainable? How does it help the environment?
– How does it work? What are the necessary conditions for its biodegradation?
– What could be the uses for the Flock industry?
Read more about the speaker, Florent Cottin here