The plant will process recycled textile waste and will operate at full capacity in 2025. Andritz proprietary equipment will be used in several processes at the new plant. The equipment was validated for Infinited Fiber Company’s technology under a cooperation agreement published in November 2020, and the order to supply pre-engineering was received in February 2022, Andritz said in a press release.
Textile recycling technologies are part of Andritz’s comprehensive product portfolio of sustainable solutions that help customers achieve their own sustainability goals in terms of climate and environmental protection.
Infinited Fiber Company is a fashion and textile technology group operating in the field of textile recycling and regenerated fiber production. Its innovation transforms cellulose-rich materials – worn-out clothes, used cardboard, and wheat or rice straw – into Infinna, a premium cotton-like textile fiber. Infinna is biodegradable, contains no microplastics, and textiles made with it can be recycled in the same process.
“Andritz’s equipment and process portfolio offers good opportunities for the textile fiber production technology, and the cooperation with Infinited Fiber Company is a significant step towards scaling up a new type of textile fiber. Textile waste collection will become mandatory in the EU in 2025, and we are able to offer various technologies for recycling of textile waste and other bio-based raw materials to produce new bio-based fibers,” Kari Tuominen, president and CEO of Andritz Oy, said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)