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Domo introduces new brand for nylon 6.6

Introducing value-added solutions for flame retardancy, enhanced biodegradability and inhibiting bacteria.

20th May 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Ghent, Belgium

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Nyleo is the new brand for Domo’s performance fibres range, bringing together a combination of well-established products and new solutions.

Based on nylon 6.6, Nyleo is used in numerous applications in the textile, flooring, flock and abrasive markets. Thanks to unique properties, the brand offers a wide range of actions to enhance product performance.

“In a fast-changing world, markets and consumers demand innovative solutions to meet the daily requisites for health, safety and sustainability,” says Nicolas Forien, sales director for Domo, which is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. “Because we are a key polyamide player equipped with the world’s most recent polymerization line for staple fibres, we are committed to achieving cutting-edge breakthroughs in PA 6.6. This is demonstrated in our Nyleo range of value-added solutions for flame retardancy, enhanced biodegradability and inhibiting bacteria – Nyleo Protect, 4earth and Safe.”

Based at its Valence site in France, Domo’s performance fibres team has create unique fibres designed to meet key market needs. since 1955.

The Nyleo brand will now be applied to the full portfolio of polyamide 6.6 products, including staple fibres, crimped tow and tow for flock. These are well known for their superior resilience, outstanding wear and abrasion resistance, higher tenacity, excellent dyeability and color fastness, consistent quality and soft feel.

In order to contribute to higher levels of safety in the personal protective equipment, clothing, furniture and transportation industries, Domo has developed Nyleo Protect which combines all the advantages of PA 6.6 – mechanical performance, comfort, low specific weight and outstanding abrasion resistance – with improved flame retardancy performance. Its limiting oxygen index (LOI) is 28%.

Manufacturers are increasingly concerned about sustainability and the circular economy and aiming to reduce their impact on the environment through better waste management. A traditional nylon 6.6 fibre decomposes in about 50-100 years. Nyleo 4earth with enhanced biodegradability meanwhile decomposes in under five years.

Bacteria propagation has become a health concern of increasing urgency and Domo has developed a new bacteriostatic fibere to fight this problem. A bacteriostatic agent is introduced into the polymeric matrix of Nyleo Safe, creating a long-lasting effect to protect the fibres and inhibit the growth of bacteria.

“The Nyleo brand represents an important step in our quest to strengthen Domo’s nylon-based performance fibres business,” says Forien. “It’s also a key milestone in our sustainability journey, as we endeavor to support our customers through our enhanced offering of sustainable solutions.” 

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