Keynote: The Future of Nylon – A Sustainable Approach

Wednesday 17th November 2021

00:00 - 23:59 CET

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Nylon is after Polyester the predominant material in sportswear. The presentation will highlight basic information about the different Nylon types and show how novel biobased Nylon types can offer new performance attributes including their environmental footprint. In addition to known recycling schemes, novel options are also shown. Learn how Nylon can work in a circular economy with its End-of-Life options and take along a future outlook.

About the orator

Mr René Bethmann

Senior Innovation Manager Materials and Manufacturing & Consultant VAUDE Academy for sustainable business

VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co. KG

About the orator

  • Over 17 years of experience in the sportswear industry, working for leading brands across Europe
  • Brought several new technologies into the sportswear world by connecting supply-chain stakeholders, including the upstream chemical industry, to drive responsible product creation
  • Long experience in several renewable carbon technologies such as biomass and recycled derived materials
  • Development of the industry-leading eco-design tool “Green Shape” at VAUDE, including the entire product´s lifecycle
  • Speaker at several global conferences and consulted several industries in the field of sustainable material choices
  • I aim to steer the textile industry away from relying on fossil fuels and instead promote a shift toward a sustainable and circular economy

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