With the aim of promoting circular economy solutions in the textile industry, Andritz and Circ will cooperate to establish Circ' recycling technology for commercial use.
The agreement comes after many months of successful Circ processing trials in various Andritz research and development facilities.
Circ LLC, Danville, CA/USA, a manufacturer of recycling technology, has developed and patented textile recycling technology to separate and recover various valuable raw materials contained in most fabrics and used in textile production. This cutting-edge process mainly focuses on the handling of mixed polymer streams, specifically any blend of polyester and cotton.
As part of the agreement, international technology group Andritz AG, Graz/Austria, will engineer, design, manufacture and start up the process equipment for the first demonstration plant and other commercial textile recycling facilities and provide support in its role as a global technology player.