Aquafil S.p.A., based in Italy, is a vertically integrated recycler and producer of nylon yarns that are used by textile, carpet, and clothing manufacturers. The company also produces polymers with application in the industrial molding, extrusion and compounding. Aquafil Group stands out for being one of the early players to commercialize a circular economy business model and has emerged as a leading manufacturer of synthetic fibers and polymers, including Nylon 6, Nylon 6.6 and Dryarn. During 2022, the company generated nearly €700M in topline revenues.
The company’s flagship product is ECONYL® nylon, which is manufactured from 100% nylon waste and is infinitely recyclable.
Today, Aquafil remains a leader in the research of new production systems for sustainable development.
Aquafil is one of the many featured companies slated to present at The Microcap Conference 2024, set for Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. This three-day conference presented by DealFlow Events features technical programming designed for microcap investors and a presenting company track for pitching and socializing.
History of the company
Giulio Bonazzi, has been Aquafil’s Group CEO since 2001. He first joined the firm in 1987 and has dedicated his career to evolving Aquafil S.p.A. into a leading player in the global carpet and textile materials industry.
Under Bonazzi’s leadership, Aquafil has made circular economy innovation and environment, social and governance standards the core of the company’s values. Aquafil’s brand manifesto aligns corporate strategy to the five sustainability principles of the ECO PLEDGE®: rethinking products in a circular perspective, protecting the environment, sharing responsibilities through the value chains, caring for the well-being of individuals and supporting the local communities.
In 2011, he was elected as President of CIRFS, the European Association of man-made fiber producers.
More recently, Bonazzi has been recognized as one the 2022 Meaningful Business 100 leaders. This leading award recognizes and supports outstanding business leaders combining profit and purpose to help achieve the UN Global Goals. In addition, Fortune has highlighted Aquafil on its “Change the World” list of companies that are addressing social challenges through their core business activities.
Last month Morningstar Sustainalytics ESG Risk Rating ranked Aquafil S.p.A. as the top company globally in the “Textiles” subindustry. This achievement confirms the commitment to the environmental benefits of ‘The Circular Economy’ which aims to achieve a negligible assessment of the ESG risk level by 2025.
Fortune has highlighted Aquafil on its Change the World list of companies that are addressing social challenges through their core business activities. Learn more.
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