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!