BASF: Outdoor trousers made from old tires

Outdoor trousers made from old tires


In the new product line of the outdoor apparel company Vaude Sport GmbH & Co. KG, Tettnang/Germany, the trousers are sustainable, as chemically recycled scrap tires are used as a raw material. With this innovation, chemical company BASF SE, Ludwigshafen/Germany, and Vaude seek to make a contribution towards reducing waste and preserving valuable resources.

Ultramid Ccycled is an innovative polyamide (PA) 6 that can be used to manufacture high-quality textiles. During production, fossil-based raw materials are saved while also offering customers a reduced carbon footprint.
BASF feeds pyrolysis oil from old tires into its production network in Ludwigshafen, and in doing so partially replaces fossil resources. The share of recycled raw material is assigned to certain products manufactured in the network using a certified mass balance approach. As products with “Ccycled” in their name have the same properties as the equivalents made from fossil raw materials, customers can process them in the same manner and use them in their conventional processes. Accordingly, Ultramid Ccycled can also be used in applications with high quality and performance requirements, such as in the textile industry.

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