Rhodia recycles polyamide

We’ve heard about Teijin’s recycling programs ECOPET (PET bottle recycling to polyester) and ECOCIRCLE (used polyester products recycling).

Now, France-based specialty chemical company Rhodia is developing its own recycling technology with mountaineering equipment company Millet.The two companies plan to launched a recycling project that willrecycle used mountain climbing rope into engineering plastic materialsfor the manufacture of mountain sports equipment.

Rhodia’sobjective is to develop “closed-loops” for end-of-life polyamide andexpand the development of its 4earth™ range of recycled polyamide.

“Rhodia’sintent is to support its customers in their eco-design strategies basedon the increased use of high-performance recycled materials fromsustainable, ecologically responsible channels,” according to RichardBourdon, who is responsible for the development of recycling at RhodiaPolyamide.

ddthis_pub = ‘greenchicgeek’;Millet said polyamide is a basic material for the company’s products. Nylon is an example of a polyamide. Speaking of polyamides, watch out for my article on castor oil-based chemicals coming next week!

 

One Response to Rhodia recycles polyamide

  1. Christina Cottingham 6 April, 2009 at 5:36 pm #

    It’s good to see other companies that are using eco-friendly products in sporting equipment. Our company has brought an eco-certified line of sports balls to market in North America that are certified Fair Trade. Footballs, basketballs, soccer balls and more are available, so stop by our blog at http://www.fairtradesports.com if you care to learn more.

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