A fully recyclable PA 6 yarn with 75% recycled content offering has been developed by B.I.G. Yarns, a division of the fiber and yarn producer Beaulieu International Group, Wielsbeke/Belgium. The EqoCycle yarn offers the same high-quality performance of virgin PA 6 yarn.
The new recycled yarn mainly based on post-industrial waste supports contract, automotive and residential carpet manufacturers with a drop-in circular solution to reduce the ecological footprint of their end products. EqoCycle is made with recycled granulates derived from pre-consumer recycled and regenerated PA 6, certified by Control Union for Global Recycled Standard (GRS) Certification.
The use of less virgin materials implicates a decrease of fossil fuels by 58% and a 27% decrease in energy consumption. Furthermore, EqoCycle yarns allow a reduction of 37% of CO₂ eq./kg compared to the fossil-based yarns.
This is the latest circular solution in B.I.G. Yarns’ PA 6 portfolio, joining EqoBalance PA6, based on biomass balance renewable resources, which offers up to 75% CO₂ reduction. The innovation of EqoCycle and EqoBalance PA 6 aligns with the company’s active integration of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its business activities.