Flock symposium
Performance fibers

DOMO at Flock Symposium 2022 to present its performance fibers with enhanced biodegradability

March 24, 2022 10:15 - 11:00 Barcelona, Spain

On 24 March 2022 from 10:15 to 11:00 am at the 26th Flock Symposium, Florent Cottin, Marketing Manager at DOMO, will present one of DOMO’s “outside of the box” sustainable solutions that transforms synthetic polyamide 66 fibers into biodegradable materials once landfilled. 

As the textile industry embraces sustainable development concerns, regulatory push and economic pull are driving manufacturers to seek ways to reduce their impacts on the environment and decreasing the amount of waste left to future generations. 

The pollution generated by the textile industry has a huge impact on the planet, and the reasons are quite easy to understand. Clothing is probably the most common item that people buy in today’s world.  In recent years, the average number of items of clothing purchased annually by individuals has increased drastically, ultimately leading to major environmental problems, such as water, air and solid waste pollution. 

According to the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, more than 70% of end-of-life clothing is landfilled or incinerated. When landfilled (under anaerobic conditions), traditional synthetic materials like nylon 66 may take between 50 and 100 years to decompose. Compare this to DOMO’s polyamide 66 fibers with enhanced biodegradability, which may take less than five years to decompose.  

DOMO is producing the only polyamide 6.6 fibers in the world offering an enhanced biodegradability while maintaining the standard characteristics of nylon 6.6 such as durability, long life, high tenacity, soft touch and abrasion resistance.

Like other biodegradable products, once landfilled, DOMO’s polyamide 6.6 fibers with enhanced biodegradability break down into organic matter (biomass) and biogas; both of these can then be exploited as new environmental resources as well as being used to cogenerate electricity.

What you will learn

-  Why are our fibers with enhanced biodegradability sustainable? How does it help the environment?
-  How does it work? What are the necessary conditions for its biodegradation?
-  What could be the uses for the Flock industry?

About the speaker

Florent Cottin
Florent Cottin
Marketing Manager at DOMO Performance Fibres

With more than 20 years of experience in the polymers industry, Florent has an enriched experience in technical product management & marketing. 

Today he is the marketing manager of the "Performance Fibres" business of DOMO Chemicals. Since 2018, he has  been focusing on  the development of highly differentiating and innovative nylon 6.6 based fibers with enhanced biodegradability, flame retardant properties or antibacterial properties, designed for the textile industry and especially for Personal Protective Equipment Fabrics.

Want to join?

We look forward to meeting you to the 26th international Flock Symposium in March 2022 in Barcelona and to leading interesting discussions around sustainability, fashion and innovation.