The new product line of the outdoor apparel company VAUDE which will be available in stores from March 2022, does not only stands out due to its timeless design, robust material and simple reparability – the pants are also sustainable, as chemically recycled scrap tires are used as a raw material. With this innovation, BASF and VAUDE seek to make a contribution towards reducing waste and preserving valuable resources.
“Our Ultramid® Ccycled™ is an innovative polyamide 6 that can be used to manufacture high-quality textiles. BASF feeds pyrolysis oil from old tires into its production Verbund in Ludwigshafen. The share of recycled raw material is assigned to certain products manufactured in the Verbund using a certified mass balance approach. As products with “Ccycled™” in their name have exactly the same properties as the equivalents made from fossil raw materials, customers can process them in the same manner and use them in their conventional processes. Accordingly, Ultramid® Ccycled™ can also be used in applications with high quality and performance requirements, such as in the textile industry.