Infinited Fiber Company (IFC) is currently building a commercial-scale plant for recycling textile waste in Kemi/Finland. International technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, has successfully completed the basic engineering for the key process areas. The plant has a planned production capacity of 30,000 tons/year of regenerated textile fibers and is expected to reach full capacity in 2025.
Textile recycling technologies are part of Andritz's product portfolio of sustainable solutions that help customers achieve their own sustainability goals in terms of climate and environmental protection.
Infinited Fiber Company Oy (IFC), Espoo/Finland, is a textile technology group operating in the field of textile recycling and regenerated fiber production. Cellulose-rich materials such as worn-out clothing, used cardboard, and wheat or rice straw are used as raw materials for the production of Infinna, a high-quality 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 von Andritz Oy, Helsinki/Finland