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Fibre recycling equipment for LSJH

Finland to become the first country in the world to start post-consumer textile collection on a national scale in a few months’ time.

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14th July 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Paimio, Finland

Clothing/​Footwear, Sustainable

Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto (LSJH) in Paimio, Finland, has successfully started up a new Andritz pilot line for research and development work on post-consumer textile recycling.

The Exel tearing machine for post-consumer textile waste can process up to 500kg per hour for spinning quality fibres and up to a ton per hour of nonwoven fibre quality. The entire process is designed to ensure the total absence of metallic material in the fibres and remove hard, non-textile items using cleaning devices, highly sensitive metal traps and metal detectors.

LSJH is a municipal waste management company specialised in processing post-consumer household textiles into a variety of customised raw materials containing high-quality fibres. As Finland will be the first country in the world to start post-consumer textile collection on a national scale in a few months’ time, the LSJH Paimio recycling facility is the location where large amounts of textile waste will be fed to a sustainable and responsible circular solution.

“We are very grateful to Andritz and its team members for their assistance during the installation of our pilot line for processing textiles,” said LSJH process engineer Conny Gabrielsson. “The project was executed on time with a high level of professionalism, and the continuing support is a true sign of dedication. Andritz has provided us with turnkey equipment that enables us to deliver textile raw material solutions of high quality to meet our end-customers’ various needs – now and in the future.”

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