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Aquafil USA awarded a 2017 Green Good Design award

Screen Shot 2017-01-23 at 10.47.30 AMCartersville, Ga.—The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design awarded Aquafil USA a 2017 Green Good Design award for its Econyl fibers, made of 100% regenerated nylon using the Econyl Regeneration System.

The Econyl Regeneration System is an intelligent and sustainable way to create Nylon 6 fibers from waste in a continuous loop production cycle. As part of the process, waste containing high levels of Nylon 6, such as fishing nets and carpets, is transformed back into raw material without any loss of quality.

Green Good Design’s goal is to bestow international recognition to those outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments and institutionstogether with their products, services, programs, ideas and conceptsthat have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe.

“Aquafil USA continues to invest valuable assets into creating high quality, sustainable products,” said Franco Rossi, president of Aquafil USA. “We were thrilled our company was recognized by Green Good Design as an exceptional leader in sustainable manufacturing.”

The full list of awards is posted on the European Centre’s website.

 

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Firms raise prices for nylon 6 components

Singapore — Raw materials prices for nylon 6 are all on the rise and several companies announced increases for their products last month.

DSM Engineering Plastics has raised the price of its Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 polymers.

The firm said prices were increased by 100 euros per ton in Europe and by 10 cents per pound in North and South America.

Honeywell also announced a 10 cents per pound increase for caprolactam and nylon 6 resins in North America.

And BASF also announced the same size increase for its caprolactam and polyamide 6 polymers in North America.