Plant-based nylon addressing urgent need for sustainable materials
Author: Liza laws
Genomatica (Geno) alongside longtime collaborator Aquafil has just completed the first demonstration scale production runs for plant-based nylon-6. Christopher Schilling, Geno CEO says: “Now, more than ever, global brands are taking action to incorporate sustainable materials into their products. We’re working to build purposeful, traceable and transparent supply chains, in this case for nylon-6, with the goal to provide more sustainable products that consumers demand and material solutions that can help brands achieve their ESG goals.” The material is intended to reshape the $22 billion nylon industry, enabling brands to meet demand from consumers for sustainable everyday materials from apparel to automotive parts to carpets.