Solvay to open airbag recycling facility in Poland


An EU-backed project that recycles post-industrial technical textile waste, initially from airbags, into high-quality polyamide (PA) 6.6 grades has announced the development of an industrial-scale facility in Gorzów, Poland, which will become operational in 2016.

Solvay’s Move4earth project is one of several of the company’s initiatives supported by the European Commission as part of its LIFE+ programme. The project is focused on designing, implementing and validating an innovative recycling process designed to process technical textile waste into PA6.6 grades with reduced environmental impacts to complement Solvay Engineering Plastics’ Technyl Force range of engineering polymers.

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