Loopamid, created in collaboration by BASF and Inditex is a polyamide 6 (PA6, also known as nylon 6) made from 100 percent textile waste and with its launch, the organizations have been successful in providing the first circular solution for nylon apparel made entirely from textile waste. Loopamid innovation is an achievement in the textile-to-textile recycling segment by the collaboration of BASF and Inditex. Yesterday, BASF and Inditex jointly announced this breakthrough and emphasized on their efforts for promoting recyclability in the textile industry.
“BASF has reached an important milestone towards circularity in the fashion industry and pioneered an approach to close the loop for nylon textiles,” said Dr. Ramkumar Dhruva, President of BASF’s Monomers division.
BASF aims to double its sales that get generated from its circular economy solutions to €17 Bn by the end of 2030. It has planned to put emphasis on three major areas regarding this which are new business models, circular feedstocks, and new material cycles.
Similarly, Inditex aims at achieving 100% production of its textile-based products from materials with smaller environmental footprints by 2030. As a part of this commitment, the organization expects to have 25% of the textile fibers manufacturing done from next-generation materials that currently do not exist in an industrial scale.
Zara’s new jacket collection that is 100 percent made out of loopamid is available worldwide since yesterday.