ANDRITZ pilot line for postconsumer textile recycling
Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto (LSJH) in Paimio/Finland, has successfully started up a new ANDRITZ pilot line for research and development work on post-consumer textile recycling. The Exel tearing machine for post-consumer textile waste can process up to 500 kg/h for spinning quality and up to 1 t/h for nonwoven 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.
LSJH is a municipal waste management company in Finland 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. Process engineer Conny Gabrielsson says: “The project was executed on time with a high level of professionalism, and the continuing support is a true sign of dedication. ANDRITZ provided us with turnkey equipment that enables us to deliver textile raw material solutions of high quality to meet our end-customers’ various needs.”