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Waste: An Ocean of Opportunity

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Waste: An Ocean of Opportunity

Wednesday, February 24th / 11am EST

Sustainability and circular economy are top of mind for manufacturers and consumers... but what does that mean for material scientists, engineers, and designers? How might we best address these issues?

Join us as Dr. Andrew Dent hosts a series of discussions surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes our industries, and the world around us, continue to face with regard to climate change and raw material sourcing.


Our Guest

Giulio Bonazzi, Chairman and CEO / Aquafil Group

Giulio Bonazzi has dedicated his career to evolving Aquafil S.p.A. into a leading player in the global carpet and textile materials industry. The company was founded by Bonazzi’s parents 50 years ago in Arco, Italy. An innovator and disruptor, he is transforming his family’s manufacturing business into a sustainable global enterprise.

To achieve this vision, Bonazzi challenged the organization to develop a recycled nylon material by turning nylon trash into high-quality, beautiful fibers. Where others see waste, Bonazzi sees an opportunity.

For 50 years, Aquafil has been a leading player in the production of Polyamide 6: a landmark in terms of quality and product innovation. Manufacturers of ECONYL® yarn, the Group is a leader in the research of new production models for sustainable development. Learn more at


What You Can Expect

  • Join Material ConneXion's EVP of Research, Dr. Andrew Dent, and leading material experts / thought leaders for an insightful conversation on material topics.
  • Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for current and future environments and requirements.
  • A live Q&A follows the conversation. Attendee participation is requested... come ready with questions!


( ! ) This event will be recorded and made available to academic members. Student registration is not required.

A recording will be made available to registered guests if you're unable to join us live.

Hosted by

  • Guest speaker
    Giulio Bonazzi Chairman & CEO @ Aquafil S.p.A.

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