Following the growing global trend in demand for more sustainable textile products,
Solvay SA, Brussels/Belgium, is launching its first partially bio-based polyamide (PA) textile yarn. Bio Amni is a PA 5.6, produced entirely at the company's textile industrial unit in Brazil.
Solvay's research and innovation teams worked on the creation of the product for 2 years. With the launch, sustainable textiles will now account for 30% of Solvay's global PA portfolio, a figure which the group expects to reach 50% in the next 3 years.
In 2020, as a quick response to Covid-19, the company launched Amni Virus-Bac Off, a functional PA that inhibits contamination between textiles and users, preventing the fabric transmitting viruses, including corona viruses, and bacteria. The company also created Amni Soul Eco, the world's first biodegradable PA textile yarn, which facilitates the decomposition of textile articles in about 3 years after disposal in controlled landfills.