Andritz focuses on the airlay nonwoven application for hemp fibres (used in mattress production, insulation) and also geotextile end uses. One focus of this product range lies on complete recycling lines for post-consumer and industrial textile waste to produce fibres for re-spinning and/or nonwoven end uses. Andritz will present recycling technologies for end-of-life textile products that can be used in multiple applications, such as automotive, insulation, mattresses, and furniture felts, the company said in a press release.
Customer awareness and regulations are pushing apparel brands to recycle their textile waste and use the recycled textile fibres in their own products. To support Andritz customers, a team with process know-how is available to conduct customised trials in our advanced technical centre located at the Andritz Laroche facilities in Cours, France.
For the demanding Russian market for technologies based on bast fibres, Andritz will present innovative products and the valourisation of bast fibres, in particular hemp. For almost a century, Andritz Laroche has been a major player in the textile waste recycling sector, with airlay nonwoven technologies but also bast fibre decortication and cottonising lines.
These eco-friendly fibres are used to spin yarn mixed with cotton, saving cotton as raw material, which reduces the consumption of water, pesticides applied in its cultivation and chemicals used during the dyeing and finishing processes.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)