Andritz and CIRC Partner Regarding Textile Recycling

International technology group Andritz has signed a cooperation agreement with USA-based CIRC LLC.

The goal is to bundle each party’s expertise in textile recycling and upscale CIRC’s recycling technology for commercial use, the Austrian plant manufacturer gave account. The agreement has come about after many months of successful CIRC processing trials in various Andritz research and development facilities. CIRC – a recycling technology innovator – has developed and patented a textile recycling technology to separate and recover various valuable raw materials contained in most fabrics and used in textile production. This “cutting-edge process” would mainly focus on the handling of mixed polymer streams, specifically any blend of polyester and cotton.

As part of the agreement, the Austrian company will engineer, design, manufacture and start up the process equipment for the first demonstration plant and other commercial textile recycling facilities.,

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 20, Photo: O. Kürth)