The VDMA represents more than 3,600 German and European mechanical and plant engineering companies. The industry stands for innovation, export orientation and SMEs. The companies employ around 3 million people in the EU-27, more than 1.2 million of them in Germany alone. This makes mechanical and plant engineering the largest employer among the capital goods industries, both in the EU-27 and in Germany. In the European Union (EU), it represents a turnover volume of an estimated €860 billion. Around 80% of the machinery sold in the EU comes from a manufacturing plant in the domestic market.
In the run-up to the ITMA from June 8-14, 2023; in Milan/Italy, the German Textile Machinery Association (VDMA), Frankfurt/Germany, is presenting an overview of the textile recycling technologies offered by member companies exhibiting at trade fair. VDMA members create the technical prerequisites for the efficient reuse and recycling of textile raw materials.
In the spirit of the circular economy, VDMA companies offer solutions for the entire processing and production chain. The production program and services include equipment and technologies for recycling textile production waste, textiles, textile auxiliaries or waste heat and for processing recycled materials into textiles.
An overview of the available technologies
is provided by the VDMA. The short descriptions of the solutions offered by the member companies are structured according to the following topics:
- Recycling of textile production waste and textiles.
- Recycling of caustic soda and waste heat.
- Processing of recycled materials.
A pocket guide, listing all exhibiting VDMA member companies, will be available at the fairgrounds.