New Textile Recycling and Airlay Line in Guatemala

International technology group Andritz has delivered, installed, and commissioned a mechanical textile recycling line and an airlay line at Novafiber’s nonwovens production mill in Palín, Guatemala.

Since December last year, both lines have been successfully operating at one of the leading companies in Guatemala for producing nonwovens from post-industrial textile waste for both the local market and export.

As reported by Andritz, the recycling line – the second tearing line the manufacturer supplied to Novafiber – processes post-industrial textile waste from Central America. The recycled fibers would feed the Flexiloft airlay line, which produces nonwoven products for the bedding and furniture industries. “The production process ensures complete material use as a state-of-the-art edge trim recycling system returns any waste directly to the tearing and/or airlay line,” Andritz emphasized. This combination of tearing and airlay lines would allow Novafiber to process large amounts of post-industrial garments, controlling the supply chain from raw material to the final product.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 2/2023, Page 35, Photo: Andritz)