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.
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.