In a joint effort to redefine the landscape of textile recycling, BASF and Inditex have introduced 'Loopamid,' a registered trademark for their innovative circular polyamide 6 (PA6) derived entirely from textile waste. This pioneering move aims to enhance recyclability and reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

Loopamid is the result of BASF's cutting-edge technology, enabling the recycling of PA6 textile waste, including fabric mixtures like PA6 and elastane. The material's versatility allows for textile-to-textile recycling of both post-industrial and post-consumer textile waste, emphasizing a sustainable and circular approach. The fibres and materials created from Loopamid can be recycled over multiple cycles without compromising their quality, presenting a breakthrough solution for the fashion industry. 

The collaboration between BASF and Inditex extends beyond the development of Loopamid. Both companies joined forces with key players in the textile production industry, including Caritas, RadiciGroup, YKK, Velcro companies, Uniter, Tessitura Vignetta, Freudenberg, and Gütermann. This collective effort ensures the seamless integration of Loopamid into various garment components, propelling the industry towards a circular economy and expanding the capacity for post-consumer waste collection and recycling.

BASF and Inditex's collaboration is rooted in their shared commitment to ambitious sustainability goals. By 2030, BASF aims to double its sales revenues for circular economy solutions to £14.45 billion, focusing on circular feedstocks, innovative material cycles, and new business models. Inditex, on the other hand, is dedicated to having its entire range of textile goods made from environmentally friendly materials by 2030, with specific targets for next-generation materials, recycled materials, and organic and regenerative fibres.

Loopamid represents a significant milestone in the journey towards a more sustainable and circular fashion industry, setting the stage for further advancements in textile recycling and eco-friendly material innovation.

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