Carpet recycling offers marketing advantage to nylon

The world's first automatic scrap carpet sorting plant is due to open in Germany later this spring. It will be followed next year by Europe's first carpet recycling plant, also in Germany, which will mechanically recycle nylon 6 fibres and depolymerise nylon 6,6. Nylon producers see the developments as part of their strategy to expand their markets - not just in the fibres sector, but also in areas such as automotive applications.

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