Mitsubishi Chemical Launches Sales of Nylon Filament Yarn Using Resin Recycled from Fishing Nets

Nov. 10, 2021
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga), as an initiative for contributing to the realization of a circular economy and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has developed KILAVIS™RC, a new nylon filament yarn mixed with nylon resin recycled from fishing nets discarded in Japan, and established a mass production system.

KILAVIS™RC is a new nylon filament yarn made with REAMIDE™*, nylon resin recycled from waste fishing nets, and KILAVIS™, our own nylon filament yarn, using special fiber spinning technology. MCC contributes to product upcycling and reduction of CO2 emissions by promoting “local production for local consumption,” a concept to domestically recycle waste generated in Japan.

*REAMIDE™ is recycled nylon resin made by REFINVERSE, Inc. from raw material newly regenerated from collected fishing nets discarded after use.

KILAVIS™RC can be supplied stably, as the product is produced domestically. The product helps solve wastewater problems and reduce energy consumption, such as water and electricity, as the dyeing process is no longer required due to being spun-dyed. Also, the product has excellent rubbing fastness unique to nylon fiber, and its long fibers prevent loose hairs, making it easy to clean when used as a carpet.

In accordance with KAITEKI Vision 30, the medium- to long-term basic management strategy of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation (MCHC) Group, MCC is positioning the promotion of a circular economy as a key element for the realization of KAITEKI*. MCC believes recycling products and other materials is one key initiative in this direction. Going forward, MCC aims to contribute to the achievement of SDGs and the realization of a sustainable society by implementing product design that is easily recycled by MCC and its customers.

*This reflects the original concept of the MCHC Group to achieve the “sustainable well-being of people, society and our planet Earth.”

Communication Division,
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

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