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Nilit launches Sensil ByNature

ISCCplus certified fibre can significantly improve apparel’s sustainability profile.

21st April 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Migdal Haemek, Israel

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Nilit’s new Sensil ByNature nylon 6.6 employs a certified biomass balance (BMB) material from BASF to replace fossil fuel-based raw materials with a renewable feedstock.

The new ISCCplus certified fibre can significantly improve apparel’s sustainability profile, life cycle analysis and environmental impact while retaining the same comfort, performance and longevity of the established Sensil portfolio.

“Sensil ByNature will significantly reduce carbon footprint while providing the highest quality manmade fibre for apparel,” said Nilit general manager Ilan Melamed. “This is the kind of radical product development that the textile industry requires to effectively and quickly reduce its environmental impact and move to a more responsible position in the global marketplace.”

“We are very excited to work with Nilit to expand our BMB material to the apparel sector,” added Frank Reil, head of marketing, new business development and sustainability polyamides at BASF. “Together we will create innovative new products that substantially improve the textile and apparel industry and reduce environmental footprint.”

Sensil ByNature is the latest sustainable innovation from Nilit. It has also recently launched Sensil BioCare, enhanced with a special technology that helps lessen the persistence of textile waste in sea water and in landfills, Sensil EcoCare crafted with recycled nylon and Sensil WaterCare pre-dyed nylon, which saves 100% of the water used in the traditional wet dyeing process.

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