Circular economy and sustainability / High value-added solutions for strategic markets
CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF TEXTILE WASTE
The textile industry’s environmental impact has become one of today’s most worrying issues. In 2020, the global textile industry consumed approximately 79 billion m3 of water, generated 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions (approximately 4.6% of total global carbon emissions) and was responsible for 92 million tonnes of waste, representing between 2% and 10% of the EU’s environmental impact.
Currently, with the recycling technologies available in Europe, less than half of used clothing is collected for reuse or recycling, and only 1% is recycled into new clothing. In recent years, in response to the problems of textile waste accumulation, different chemical technologies are emerging, such as primary (reuse-reuse), secondary (mechanical-thermal) and quaternary (energy recovery), now that traditional approaches are proving unsatisfactory.
- The study and optimisation of the chemical recycling of polyester textile waste and cotton textile waste.
- The study and optimisation of the chemical recycling of cotton-polyester mixed textile waste.
- The production of fibres from chemically recycled polyester and chemically recycled cotton.
- The production of everyday textile products from chemically recycled fibres.
The optimisation of the variables in the chemical recycling process of polyester textile waste on a pilot scale. For this purpose, the optimal conditions and the main limitations, will be identified to manufacture a recycled polyester with properties similar to those of virgin polyester.
Effective processes for the selective separation of cotton-polyester blends using environmentally friendly solvents.
Production of polyester fibres and textile products from conventional melt spinning and weaving processes.
The optimisation of the variables in the chemical recycling process of cotton textile waste at laboratory scale. For this purpose, the optimal conditions and the main limitations, will be identified to manufacture a recycled polyester with properties similar to those of virgin polyester.
Obtaining recycled cotton fibres using “dry jet wet spinning” technology.
Grant number: IMAMCA/2022/6
Programme: Plan of non-economic activities 2022
Period of execution: January 2022 – December 2022
Status: In progress
More information: PLAN OF ACTION
This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.
New high-performance functionalised materials
Circular economy and sustainability
Advanced manufacturing, smart textiles and digitalisation
High value-added solutions for strategic markets
AITEX participates in WATER 2030, a conference on water safety in Italy as leaders of the SYMSITES project
This event highlighted how programming on the one hand and territorial synergies on the other are indispensable conditions for effectively addressing both the protection of water resources and the optimization of the sustainable potential of water reuse
AITEX, through the AGROMATTER NETWORK, has organized a conference on AGROMATTER in which new developments of highly sustainable technical materials derived from by-products or waste from the agricultural industry have been presented.
AITEX attends ECOFIRA, the international fair for environmental solutions and ecological transition that is held at Feria Valencia from October 4 to 6