Q-NOVA® - yarn innovation of regenerated material

Q-NOVA® is a 6.6 nylon fibre certified under the OEKO-TEX STD 100 CLASS I system and consisting of over 50% recycled material. This environmentally friendly material has been developed by the Fulgar company from Italy. The main focus during production is to be as environmentally conscious as possible. The manufacturing process aims to reduce CO² emissions, use renewable energies and minimise water consumption.

Q-NOVA® is a lightweight but robust fabric with the same properties as cotton or polyester. It is also very breathable and has a very good colour quality.

RED1966 - from manufacturing waste to underwear range

The main component of Q-NOVA® is nylon waste from Fulgar’s production facilities, which is generated during the company’s main production cycle. This waste cannot be used directly in further processing and had to be disposed of as external waste. These waste materials are processed and reformed in a mechanical reclamation process, or MCS. They are then sent as new polymers for further processing into Q-NOVA®.

Olaf Benz uses this sustainable material for its RED1966 underwear range, which is available in six different cuts.


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