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ANDRITZ to supply a complete textile recycling line to Renaissance Textile

Austria-headed international technology group Andritz AG (ANDRITZ) has announced that it has received an order from UK-headed textile manufacturer Renaissance Textile Ltd to deliver a complete recycling line for the company's first recycling platform, located in Laval, France. The start-up of the line is scheduled for the end of Q2 2022.

The pilot line for textile recycling at the ANDRITZ Laroche facilities. The company has received an order from Renaissance Textile Ltd to deliver a complete recycling line for the company’s first recycling platform, located in Laval, France (photo courtesy Andritz).

Renaissance Textile is specialized in the design, manufactures, and installation of historic reproduction fabrics and furnishings, including the fine fabrics creating faithful copies of early English and European fabrics from the Byzantine era through to the 19th Century.

The company’s target is to become the first French recycling platform dedicated to end-of-life textiles, and the company will soon open the new 12,000 sqm plant. First of all, post-consumer waste fibers will be opened, then mixed with virgin fibers, and spun once again in order to ultimately produce new textiles.

The specific design of this line is the outcome of close collaboration between experts from ANDRITZ Laroche and the customer, with customized trials being conducted at the ANDRITZ technical center in Cours, France.

We were looking for a partner who is able to deliver tailor-made, sustainable solutions for our project. We had already heard about the ANDRITZ Laroche expertise, and that’s why we started running trials at their technical center. We quickly saw they were the right partner for us and that we could rely on the full support of their process experts, said Christophe Lambert, President of Renaissance Textiles.

With this order, the value of which has not been disclosed, ANDRITZ is not only demonstrating its ability to supply highly specialized equipment that perfectly fits the customer’s requirements but also showing its broad product portfolio and expertise for sustainable solutions that strongly support the circular economy.

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