Renewcell Ordered Shredders for its Textile Recycling Plant in Sweden

Austrian-based international technology Group Andritz has received an order from Renewcell to supply textile recycling equipment to its greenfield recycling plant in Sundsvall, Sweden. Core elements of the new recycling system will be the company’s ADuro shredders, which will reduce used textiles in one step to small pieces.

“With unique capabilities, the ADuro shredders cut the incoming material uniformly and cleanly while enabling a very high throughput,” Andritz gave account. “In the subsequent separation stages, contaminants like buttons and zippers will be removed from the shredded textiles.” Renewcell would use this pre-treated material to produce a pure, natural dissolving pulp made from 100 percent recycled textiles.

In addition, the scope of supply would include additional key pieces of equipment. With the equipment from Andritz, up to 60,000 tons of used textiles per year could be handled in the new recycling plant. The start-up is scheduled for the first half of 2022.

Renewcell, headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, was founded in 2012 and is specialized in the recycling of textiles. Its recycling technology dissolves used cotton and other cellulose fibers and transforms them into new raw material, the so-called Circulose pulp, which is further used to make biodegradable virgin quality viscose or lyocell textile fibers for the fashion industry.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 3/2021, Page 24, Photo: O. Kürth)