What are the limitations of recycled nylon?
Nylon is a man-made fiber that is made from petroleum products that cannot be biodegraded. The debris found in the ocean contains around 10 percent of nylon. This is why the recycling of nylon came into the picture. Thought recycling of nylon reduces the consumption of new resources and energy, but there is a serious problem in the recycling of nylon. In the recycling process of nylon, nylon is melted at a much lower temperature. Since the raw material from nylon is sourced from the old and discarded fishing nets and other nylon-based materials hence after use, they contain a lot of other foreign materials, microbes, bacteria, and other microorganisms. Hence during the recycling process, these contaminants and microorganisms get trapped between the fibers and make the recycled product contaminated. Hence it is very important to clean the raw materials before the recycling process in order to get a good quality product.