Recycle today for a better tomorrow
What makes Twaron® unique is that, in contrast to HMPE for instance, Twaron® is 100% recyclable. For over 20 years we’ve been recycling Twaron® at our Arnhem facility. But to recycle aramids, we first have to recover them from different end products. We are piloting several take-back programmes in partnership with manufacturers and end users. The aim here is to recover aramids from different intermediate and end products, including ballistic products, mooring lines, and protective apparel. Parallel to this, we are exploring new methods of recycling and separating our aramids from other more complex materials. For these next steps it’s crucial that we connect with partners in the value chain. Do you have an aramid-based solution that you’d like to see recycled?
Recycling waste streams
We aim to make our raw material consumption as efficient as possible with the goal of carbon neutral. Aligning with the Dutch Climate Agreement, we also pledge to reduce our energy consumption at our Netherlands-based Twaron® and Endumax® production plants. Reusing and recycling our production waste streams, including water and heat flows, plays a vital role in this approach.
How new technology is closing the chain
Emerging technologies can bring us closer to a fully circular aramid chain. Together with several new partners BioBTX and participation in InRep, we are exploring new methods to recycle or separate our aramids from other materials at the end-of-life stage, so they can be reused in new products. These initiatives will drive the recovery of aramids from different intermediate and end products, including ballistic products, mooring lines, and protective apparel.Read more
Connecting for a circular future
"Teijin Aramid is committed to taking the necessary steps that will continue to reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to reducing the environmental footprints of our value chain partners."
Join us in our quest to zero footprint and circular business, we are looking for renewable carbon raw material feedstock.