MÖNCHENGLADBACH – A consortium of companies across Germany and the Netherlands have developed a mechanical recycling system which partners believe holds promise for the end-of-life treatment of blended fabrics and fibres.
Imat-uve, C2C ExpoLab, FBBasic, Stichting Texperium and Trützschler have created the technology, citing the industry’s struggle to handle growing waste volumes as inspiration for the venture.
“The problem is the different components of the clothing, which in most cases are not made of pure but mixed fibres,” said Imat-uve in a statement, adding that “this is now about to change”.
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