Partnership pursues closed-loop textile recycling

January 25th, 2021

Swiss fluid engineering company Sulzer announces that its partnership with H&M Group and Worn Again Technologies is developing technology for closed-loop recycling of textiles. Textile waste is one of society’s pressing environmental issues, Sulzer says, and because of the complexity of garments’ production, chemical recycling techniques to date have been applied to a minor share of […]

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DSM and Clariter partner in chemical recycling solutions

January 19th, 2021

Royal DSM, a global science-based company and Clariter, an international clean-tech company, have announced a strategic partnership to pursue a next-generation chemical recycling solution for products based on DSM’s Dyneema®, an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber.  In line with its sustainability targets and following the successful launch of bio-based Dyneema® (mass balance), DSM Protective Materials is […]

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Sympatex will close the loop by 2030

May 29th, 2019

Sympatex Technologies believes recycled functional textiles from old PET bottles can soon be a thing of the past, a recent press release says. As soon as 2020, the company is slated to offer its first laminates made from used textile materials acquired through a circular economy. The greater goal is to have, within the next five years, […]

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ECOTEC® by Marchi and Fildi announces new partners

September 24th, 2018

ECOTEC® smart cotton by Marchi & Fildi, widens its international reach with new partners that offer a range of products. The trademark represents high-quality 100 percent traceable yarns made in Italy, and a certified manufacturing process, which support the company’s contemporary values, such as as chemical safety and human health. The company says that, compared […]

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Food crop waste to be used in fiber production

July 3rd, 2018

Circular Systems, a materials-science startup, plans to turn food crop waste like banana peels, sugarcane pulp, pineapple leaves, and hemp and flax stalks into textiles, according to an article in Sourcing Journal. The company’s proprietary closed-loop system, called Agraloop Bio-Refinery, is designed to do just that.    According to Isaac Nichelson, CEO of the California-based […]

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SMART promotes “recycling renaissance”

April 30th, 2018

The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) invites next generation recyclers to revitalize the way people think about recycling. SMART would like to see millennials and members of Gen Z lead the way in making conscious decisions about recycling textiles. “The ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ motto, launched in April 1970, has been a powerful force in encouraging […]

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Partnership finds a process to recycle blended textiles

September 25th, 2017

A four-year partnership between the nonprofit H&M Foundation and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) reports finding a solution to recycle blend textiles into new fabrics and yarns—without quality loss—through a hydrothermal (chemical) process. H&M Foundation reports that the technology will be scaled up and made available to the global fashion […]

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