Recycling Program Launched for BASF's Nylon Upholstery Yarns

Chicago, IL - BASF announced the expansion of its 6ix Again® recycling program to include Zeftron® 200 nylon upholstery yarns, thus making it possible to recycle old nylon upholstery fabric back into virgin grade nylon.

"Like BASF's branded nylon carpet products, Zeftron 200 solution-dyed nylon is made from nylon 6 so it can be recovered after use and recycled back into nylon using our patented, closed loop technology," explained Tim Blount, manager, marketing programs.

"Upholstery fabrics made with Zeftron 200 nylon will be recycled in a similar manner as carpets returned through the 6ix Again program, now in its eighth year of evolution. The nylon fiber will be recovered and then recycled back into virgin quality nylon 6 polymer at BASF's depolymerization plant in Arnprior, Canada," he continued.

Upholstery fabrics made from Zeftron 200 nylon will be featured as part of BASF's Fiber Products exhibit at the NeoCon® 2002 World Trade Fair, North America's largest trade fair for interior design and facilities management professionals. Carpets made from BASF's Savant™ advance engineered nylon fiber and Zeftron nylon will also be displayed at the exhibit (Space E-406) located on the eighth floor of the Merchandise Mart.