Among the products that will be presented to the public are EKO®Filaments, made from recycled PET bottles, and BIO Filaments, manufactured with CiCLO® additives that accelerate the biodegradability process of polyester.
- Enka is a company with more than 55 years in the market, leader in PET recycling in Colombia, with the largest plant in South America and focused on sustainability, innovation and high engineering.
- Currently more than 50% of the products offered by Enka are manufactured from recycled raw materials, contributing to the environment and promoting the circular economy.
- Among the products that will be presented to the public are EKO®Filaments, made from recycled PET bottles, and BIO Filaments, manufactured with CICLO® additives that accelerate the biodegradability process of polyester.
Medellín, January 24, 2022.
With the conviction to publicize its impact on the textile market in a sustainable way, Enka, a Colombian company with more than 55 years in the market and focused on sustainability, innovation and high engineering, will participate this year in Colombiatex de las Américas, the most important textile fair in Colombia and of great renown in the region, to be held at Plaza Mayor in the city of Medellin from January 25 to 27. In this edition, the company will present its innovative offer of fibers and filaments with which it impacts the textile sector in an innovative and sustainable way.
"At Enka de Colombia we are always at the forefront of innovation and sustainable strategies to create high value-added products. In this opportunity we are offering the textile sector, filaments from recycled PET bottles and filaments with additives that accelerate the biodegradation process, which allows us to be present in high value-added businesses and offer the market fashion with social and environmental responsibility". Álvaro Hincapié Vélez - President of Enka de Colombia
The innovative and highly sustainable offer that Enka will present at Colombiatex 2022 focuses especially on EKO®Filaments, developed from post-consumer recycled PET bottles, which are subsequently used in the production of knitted and woven fabrics for high quality garments, which provide special conditions of touch, comfort and color. In addition, we offer Mass Dyed Filaments that generate water and energy savings, avoiding contamination of water sources and guaranteeing color homogeneity and reproducibility.
We will also have BIO filaments on the market, manufactured with CiCLO® additives that accelerate the biodegradation process of polyester and contribute to the reduction of waste and pollution of the oceans. These filaments can also be made from recycled PET bottles (BIO and EKO®), generating great benefits for the environment.
All these products provide greater strength, lower energy consumption and water conservation, offering a portfolio of high quality green products to impact the market and continue to accompany the major brands in their commitment to sustainable fashion.
Company with more than 55 years of experience in the market, leader in the recycling of PET bottles in Colombia for the manufacture of EKO®PET, EKO®Fibers and EKO®Filaments resins, the main producer of filaments and the largest producer of nylon 6 tire fabric, focused on circular economy, innovation and high engineering.
Today the organization has the largest PET recycling plant in South America, the largest post-consumer bottle collection network in Colombia through its subsidiary Eko Red, a portfolio with more than 50% of its products made from recycled raw materials, and is building a new plant worth more than US$40 million for the manufacture of food grade recycled PET resin, which will make it one of the world leaders.