This NYU Tandon startup wants to lead a new generation of sustainable chemical engineering
Sunthetics is taking a new approach to chemical engineering, prioritizing sustainability. They’re starting with nylon. When it comes to nylon, not much has changed since 1935, according to Sunthetics co-founder Myriam Sbeiti. In the nylon market, sustainability is not given nearly the same weight as price, Sbeiti said, but she is determined to create a new production method for nylon that can compete on cost and can make the production of the material much greener. We sat down with Sbeiti in Downtown Brooklyn, close to her lab at NYU Tandon to find out how she and her cofounders, both of whom she met and worked with at the university, could realize the idea.