Reclaiming Aramid

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Teijin Aramid is dedicated to sustainable practices with an impressive range of sorting, separation, and extraction solutions. Their extraction techniques include thermal, pyrolysis, thermolysis, devulcanization, cryogenic, and gasification processes, which allow them to recover valuable materials. As rubber-based products typically fail due to rubber quality issues, the aramid fibers retain their suitability and value for reuse/recycling. Having already implemented an aramid recycling route, Teijin are seeking a process to extract aramid from these materials using complex and varied chemical processes. With Teijin’s focus on sustainable practices and innovative technologies, they are driving a new era of recycling practices.

Reclaiming of aramid fibres from rubber products.

  • Sorting & Separation
  • Extraction


We are exploring different sources of reclaimed Aramids as feedstock for recycling holds immense potential for our operations. By successfully diversifying and expanding our recycling capacity, we have the opportunity to make significant strides in sustainable resource utilization. The prospect of doubling our recycling capacity is not only economically beneficial but also aligned with our commitment to environmental stewardship. Through strategic efforts and partnerships, we aim to unlock new avenues for obtaining reclaimed Aramids, enabling us to contribute even more effectively to a circular economy and the responsible management of valuable resources. Helping us achieve this unlocks great potential for scale-ups.


We are currently exploring mechanical, physical, and chemical cleaning/separation methods to achieve clean and high-quality aramid material with low contamination. Our focus lies in recycling aramid back into aramid products, involving mechanical recycling into pulp, physical recycling into specific yarns, and chemical recycling for use in our complete product portfolio. It is important to note that our search for solutions does not encompass composites other than aramid in rubber. Carbon fiber reinforcement and matrices like epoxy or phenolic resins are outside our requirements. To be up for consideration, a solution should have a functioning prototype or demonstrator, ideally showcasing its viability and effectiveness at a scale of 1000 tons per year. The ability to launch a finished product or service within the next 6 months is crucial. Our existing recycling route for pulp is ready to support a new product containing the reclaimed aramid. We are open to conducting a pilot project in the Netherlands, as we possess pulp production and recycling facilities in Arnhem and Emmen, making it an ideal location for such an endeavor.