Spinning yarn blends of virgin and recycled fibers is a much bigger challenge than any other commonly used blend. However, the results can still be acceptable with comprehensive quality testing, know-how and experience. At the ITMA, the provider of textile testing and quality control solutions, Uster Technologies AG, Uster/Switzerland, will launch the new edition of its Uster Statistics, a globally accepted quality benchmark for industrywide quality improvement. For the first time, it includes a section for recycled yarn.
The Uster Statistics 2023 edition features an extended range of fiber data, supporting sustainability goals. An ideal fiber mix – with or without recycled content – also ensures meeting quality requirements for least waste. Fiber graphs will be newly available for every process step.
Spinners need to find a way to transform their mills to a more sustainable future. The challenge of spinning recycled yarns must be acknowledged, and the big goal here is to succeed with it. Spinners already have the tools they need, allowing them to benefit from both laboratory instruments and quality monitoring systems to optimize quality and productivity. Their experience, combined with Uster knowledge and latest technology in quality control and analysis systems, are a promising basis for a sustainable future for the textile industry.