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Making nylon sustainable at Nilit

Sensil portfolio includes performance products that directly address the apparel industry’s most pressing environmental issues.

10th August 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Migdal Haemek, Israel


Nylon 6.6 manufacturer Nilit, headquartered in Migdal Haemek, Israel, has released its sustainability report covering the period 2017-2020.

The document, Making Nylon Sustainable, details the company’s achievements in improving its environmental footprint, as well as its plans to positively influence the textile and apparel industry to choose more sustainable products and use them in more responsible ways.

Through collaboration with brands, retailers, customers, employees and vendors, Nilit has developed the largest portfolio of sustainable premium nylon 6.6 products under its Sensil consumer brand. This includes performance products that directly address the apparel industry’s most pressing environmental issues, such as water and energy consumption, waste reduction, the use of recycled inputs, and impact to ecosystems.

Nilit says it has also been applauded for its many sustainability achievements in its facilities around the world, especially its innovations in clean energy cogeneration that have reduced CO2 by 40% and eliminated the emissions of toxic gases. In addition, the Nilit Total Product Sustainability programme ensures that all Nilit products meet stringent criteria for responsible production. The company has introduced QR Codes for all Sensil hangtags, which are produced with FSC paper and distributed on certified garments from brands worldwide, to guarantee authenticity and provide more information to consumers about the technologies and benefits of premium nylon.

“Sustainability is a core value at Nilit,” says general manager Ilan Melamed. “We are dedicated to providing the most consumer-relevant, highest quality, and most sustainable premium nylon 6.6 products to the apparel market. To attain this goal, we continually invest in operations and product development, leveraging our partnerships throughout the supply chain.”

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