Functional Textiles Made From Recovered Tire Oil
Dynatex, an Austrian developer and manufacturer of functional materials, is offering high-quality fabrics made from recycled raw material derived from scrap tires. Through a new thermo-chemical process, pyrolysis oil is first extracted from shredded tires and used to produce a polyamide polymer. The raw material, which consists of post-consumer recyclate (PCR), is further processed into yarn in Italy.
Together with specialists from Japan and Italy, Dyntex has developed ultra-light high-tech functional textiles from it. The newly developed collection comprises eight different fabrics, the lightest weighing just 36 grams per square meter making them ideal for fashionable sports and functional clothing, the company said. This new product is now available on the market.
“We recycle materials that were previously no longer usable, require hardly any fossil resources in production and thus achieve a massive reduction in the CO2 footprint,” Alexander Gächter, Sales Manager at Dyntex, said.
The recycled fabrics meet the same high standards as those made from newly produced polyamide. Like all Dyntex functional fabrics, they are water-repellent, breathable, free of fluorocarbon and very durable even under heavy use, Gächter said.
Along with a growing market for sustainable fashion, the demand for functional fabrics made from recycled material is correspondingly high. As early as 2020, Dyntex launched the world’s first functional textiles made of biosynthetic yarn (Dyntex® Biological Origin) and biodegradable fabric (Dyntex® Biodegradable).
“Two years ago, our sustainable functional textiles caused a sensation in the industry. Our collection with recycled car tires as raw material is another milestone,” Gächter said. “With this innovation, we are proving our lead in the development and production of environmentally friendly functional textiles.”
Weighing only 36 g/m2, they are classified as ultralight fabrics. It is important to know that our upcycled fabrics have the same high quality as new products. This new form of post-consumer recycling enables us to conserve valuable raw materials and contribute to the circular economy, thus helping to preserve our environment.
© Scrap Tire News, June 2022