17/05/2022 – Recycling — auf Deutsch lesen
Functional textiles made of recycled car tyres
Dyntex, a developer and manufacturer of functional materials based in Bregenz, Austria, offers premium fabrics made from recycled car tyres.
Using a new thermochemical process, the company obtains a pyrolysis oil from shredded tires and makes a polyamide polymer from that oil. The raw material consists of post-consumer recycled (PCR) material and is processed into yarn in Italy.
Working with specialists from Japan and Italy, Dyntex has developed ultralight, high-tech functional textiles from the yarn. The newly developed collection includes eight different fabrics, with the lightest weighing just 36 grams per square metre. Featuring a special look and feel, they are ideal for adding a fashionable touch to sportswear and functional apparel.
“We take materials that have become unusable and bring them back into the circular economy. They barely need any fossil resources in production, which means they achieve a massive carbon footprint reduction,” explains Alexander Gächter, Head of Sales at Dyntex.
The recycled fabrics meet the same high standards that fabrics made of newly produced polyamide do. Like all Dyntex functional fabrics, they are water-repellent, breathable, fluorocarbon-free and highly long-lasting even under heavy usage.