New Textile Recycling Line in Italy

Because of the growing demand for sustainable fibers in the re-spinning and nonwoven industries, Italian company Sfilacciatura Negro Biella decided to expand its recycling capabilities and ordered a tearing line from Austrian manufacturer Andritz.

Designed for processing post-consumer textile waste with automatic removal of hard parts, the new tearing line supports the company’s expansion into new recycling segments, Andritz informed. Sfilacciatura Negro has extensive experience in recycling industrial textile waste and already operates two tearing lines. According to the provider, the new generation recycling line results from ten years of close cooperation, trials in its technical center, and visits to customer lines in Spain and Portugal.

Automated filtration unit
The complete line from the feeding of sorted waste bales to baling of the recycled fibers “is designed for highly efficient, energy-saving operation and features automated separation of hard points while maintaining a very good material yield. An automated filtration unit is provided for airflow and dust management. Only one operator is needed to manage the entire line up to the recycled fiber baler.” The baler can produce film-wrapped and tied bales with a weight of up to 350 kilograms, Andritz stated.

(Published in GLOBAL RECYCLING Magazine 1/2024, Page 21, Photo: Andritz)