Yarns produced from waste car tyres : Q-Cycle yarn from Fulgar – Innovation in Textiles

Following the success of its Q-Nova recycled nylon, bio-based Evo nylon and biodegradable Amni Soul Eco nylon fibres, Italy’s Fulgar is widening its sustainable portfolio with the introduction of Q-Cycle yarn.

The ground-breaking new yarn’s development is the result of a project combining Fulgar’s textile expertise with the world’s largest chemical company, BASF, which has developed a new process called ChemCycling.

ChemCycling turns post-consumer plastic waste into pyrolysis oil, as a secondary raw material to replace the same amount of fossil-based raw materials at the beginning of the chemical production process. The share of chemically recycled material is allocated to the final product by using a third-party audited mass balance approach.

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