Dyntex : Functional textiles made from recyc...

Functional textiles made from recycled car tires

(Source: Shutterstock/Maksim Safaniuk)
(Source: Shutterstock/Maksim Safaniuk)

The market for sustainable fashion has been growing strongly for years, and demand for functional fabrics made from recycled materials is correspondingly high. A new thermo-chemical process can be used to obtain a pyrolysis oil from shredded car tires, which is then used to process a polyamide polymer. This is then produced into yarns in Italy. 

Dyntex GmbH, Bregenz/Austria, has worked with specialists from Japan and Italy to develop ultra-lightweight high-tech functional textiles from the post-consumer recycled (PCR) raw material. The newly developed collection includes 8 different fabrics, the lightest weighing 36 g/m². The fabrics have a special feel and an appealing look, making them particularly suitable for sportswear, functional clothing and workwear. 

Functional fabrics made from recycled car tires (Source: Othmar Heidegger)

The recycled fabrics meet the same high standards that fabrics made of newly produced polyamide (PA) do. Like all Dyntex functional fabrics, they are water-repellent, breathable, fluorocarbon-free and highly long-lasting even under heavy usage.

»We take materials that have become unusable and bring them back into the circular economy. They barely need any fossil resources in production, which means they achieve a massive carbon footprint reduction.«
Alexander Gächter, Head of Sales at Dyntex

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