Renaissance Textile in Laval, France has started a textile recycling line, delivered, installed, and commissioned by Andritz Laroche, part of the technology group, Andritz. The state-of-the-art Andritz textile recycling equipment enabled Renaissance Textile to become the first French recycling platform dedicated to industrial end-of-life textiles.
The project aims to produce new fibres from the collected post-consumer apparel, which will be used to weave new recycled fabrics in the end. The new 12,000 square metres plant is equipped with a complete tearing line whose unique design is the result of close collaboration between R&D specialists from Andritz Laroche and Renaissance Textile, as well as customised trials carried out jointly by the two parties at the Andritz technical centre in Cours, France, the company said in a press release.
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