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Circularity with the Andritz ADuro

Line has an annual throughput of up to 60,000 tons of textile waste.

3rd January 2023

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Sundsvall, Sweden

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

At the end of October, Renewcell successfully produced its first fibre material with the ADuro textile fibre preparation system from Andritz at its new site in Sundsvall, Sweden.

Renewcell applies the process to produce pure dissolving pulp from 100% textile waste vefore the product is finally transformed by  customers into new garments for the circular clothing industry.

Andritz installed a complete textile fibre preparation system based on shredding and separation technology. Shredders of the ADuro product line form the centerpiece of the system and shred used textiles in only one step, enabling a throughput of up to 60,000 tons of textile waste per year. In the subsequent separation stages, impurities such as buttons and zippers are removed from the shredded textiles.

Since 2016, Renewcell and Andritz have been working together on the development of Renewcell’s textile recycling process at its test plant in Kristinehamn, Sweden, and now also on its first commercial plant in Sundsvall.

Renewcell was founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012 and specialises in recycling textiles with the vision of making fashion circular. Its recycling technology transforms used cotton and other cellulose fibres into a new raw material called Circulose pulp. The pulp is used to produce high-quality biodegradable viscose or lyocell textile fibres for the fashion industry.

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