With ANDRITZ’s state-of-the-art textile recycling equipment, Renaissance Textiles has become the first French recycling platform dedicated to industrial waste textiles. The project aims to produce new fibers from recovered consumer apparel, which will eventually be used to weave new recycled fabrics.
The new 12,000 m² factory will be fully equipped with a unique design that is the result of close collaboration between ANDRITZ Laroche and Renaissance Textiles R&D specialists and customized testing carried out jointly by both companies at the Andritz Technical Center in Chur. equipped with a tear line. ,France.
New garments produced based on this type of circular economy model will help decarbonize the textile industry, fight global warming, autonomy in sourcing raw materials and especially those who are unemployed for a long time or working for the first time. who are trying to enter the market. This is the first milestone in a pioneering project that ANDRITZ is proud to actively support. For example, Renaissance his textiles he plans to create more than 110 direct jobs by 2025.
Nicolas Nojac, Director of Renaissance Textile, commented: “Our first recycling line is dedicated to white polycotton textiles, mainly from the healthcare and food processing industries.The equipment allows us to recycle 3,000 tons of textiles each year, which is equivalent to 10 million items of clothing. We also plan to install two additional lines: by the end of 2023 and by the end of 2025 we will expand our range of recycled textiles by adding different colors and fibers.”
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The international technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for various industries and end markets. ANDRITZ ranks among the world’s market leaders in all four business areas: pulp and paper, metals, hydropower and fractionation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are key pillars of the company’s business strategy to achieve long-term growth. The listed group has approximately 27,900 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.
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ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. Technologies and services focus on maximizing raw material utilization, improving production efficiency, reducing overall operating costs, innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operations. Power boilers, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwovens technologies, panelboard (MDF) production systems and numerous waste recycling and shredding solutions also form part of this business area. His cutting-edge IIoT technology as part of Metris’ digitization solutions completes the comprehensive product offering.