Cyclon, the first 100% recyclable running shoe thanks to Rilsan®

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For two years, Arkema has worked closely with the Swiss sportswear manufacturer On to design a fully innovative running shoe. It is the world’s first bio-based polyamide 11 shoe, fully recyclable, and sold using a monthly subscription model.

 

To produce this shoe, On chose to partner with Arkema as world leader in Advanced Bio-Circular Rilsan® polyamide 11 derived from sustainable castor beans and as a leading supplier to the high performance footwear market.

 

A powerful choice from On designers as the castor seeds used to produce polyamide 11 do not compete with the human or animal food chain and do not cause deforestation. Arkema is also a founding member of the PRAGATI initiative in India, which drives sustainable castor crop farming .

 

 

Further, Arkema has recently announced a major investment in a new plant in Singapore to expand its global production of these bio-based polymers by fifty percent.

 

Arkema is proud to have partnered in this adventure with this young company which has made sustainable development its business model !

 

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