Toray develops plant-based nylon

January 24th, 2022

Japanese textile company Toray has launched a nylon fiber made entirely from plant-derived polymers. Toray says its new material, Ecodia ® N510, displays the same physical characteristics as conventional petroleum-derived nylon, with the equivalent strength and heat resistance, and excellent dimensional stability against humidity. The company has also announced its new ecodear® brand, which will integrate biopolymer […]

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Toray Introduces environmentally friendly nylon

September 14th, 2020

Toray Industries Inc. has developed a new, more sustainable nylon that the company says represents a major step forward in its “Sustainability Vision.” The development makes it possible to create bio-based versions of Toray technologies such as Entrant® and Dermizax®.  Ecodear Nylon is 60 percent bio-based, developed with sebacic acid generated from Castor beans. The […]

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