Gallery Amni® 1
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September 2020
By Solvay
Headquarters 1000 Brussels, Belgium

Amni® - An improved biodegradable polyamide synthetic fiber with enhanced biodegradability

Amni Soul Eco® is the first polyamide 6.6 yarn in the world with enhanced biodegradability offering the ability for garments to degrade ten times faster than conventional polyamides making fashion truly eco-sustainable.

The secret of Amni Soul Eco® is its enhanced 6.6 polyamide formula, allowing for the use of garments which decompose rapidly after they have been discarded and landfilled. When disposed of in landfills Amni Soul eco yarn degrades in around five years while other synthetics fibers take decades to decompose. Amni Soul Eco® thus substantially reduces the impact on the environment and the amount of waste which is passed on to future generations. It helps to safeguard the environment because it helps reduce to a minimum the impact from the textile industry on nature and to make the world better for future generations. Amni Soul Eco® may be used in all segments of the textile industry: lingerie and underwear, hosiery, beach- and sportswear, casual, jeanswear and fashion per se.

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Key features

  • Reducing impact on the environment and the waste which is passed on to future generations
  • Amni Soul Eco® degrades in only 5 years (compared to 50-100 years for traditional polyamides)
  • Recycling of process water and the treatment of greenhouse gases during manufacturing process
  • Amni Soul Eco® may be used in all segments of the textile industry
  • Quality, long life, comfort, breathability, easy wash, fast-drying
  • Amni Soul Eco® is Oeko-Tex® certified (standard 100, class 1), thus safe for the skin, of both adults and children


  • For the direct customers (B to B), all the benefits for the environment mentioned allows them to put an premium price of 15% for their end use product.

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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