Nonwovens do not have an excellent reputation when it comes to recycling – but of course regulation is pushing companies towards increased environmental sustainability and we want to look at innovation and research that is focused on recycling non woven materials. A good example is the Verdex patented technology — a simple, safe process for spinning nanofibres using no solvents but only low pressure air. This provides nonwoven manufacturers the capability to offer a wide variety of functional enhancements to their products containing nanofibres. The Verdex process can also spin nanofibers using polymers such as: PCL, PLA, PP, PET, PBT, Nylon 66, and possible others if melt viscosity is low. We offer a global roundup where we look at the technologies that are being developed to recycle nonwovens materials – looking at Europe and North America especially.