Every trade show features hundreds (if not thousands) of new product introductions and displays. It's hard to determine just how many of those translate into new products on the marketplace.
Well, here's one.
Epoca SpA, an Italian maker and designer of garden and household items, saw DSM's Akulon Repurposed line of nylon made from recycled, disused commercial fishing nets at K 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany, almost a year ago.
The material fit right in with Epoca's plans to have 50 percent of its gardening products made using recycled materials by 2030, our sister paper Sustainable Plastics writes.
It now has a line of garden products on the market, Sealove, made with the material now produced by Envalior, the joint venture of DSM's engineering materials business and Lanxess' high-performance materials business.