A new Andritz pilot line for research and development work on post-consumer textile recycling has started up at Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto (LSJH) at its site in Paimio/Finland.
The Exel tearing machine for post-consumer textile waste from the international technology company Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, can process up to 500 kg/h for spinning quality and up to 1 ton/h for nonwovens fiber quality. The entire process is designed to ensure the total absence of metallic material in the fibers and remove hard, non-textile items using cleaning devices, highly sensitive metal traps, and metal detectors.
Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH), Salo/Finland, is a municipal waste management company specialized in processing post-consumer household textiles into a variety of customized raw materials containing high-quality fibers. 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 circulatory solution.