Our expertise in materials and products
Recyclability of articles
- Sorting by composition and colour.
- Automatic identification and removal of hard points from materials.
- Transformation of fabrics into fibres by the fraying process.
Prototyping of recycled yarn
- From used garment Cotton/ Acrylic/ Polycotton/….
- From industrial waste production
Prototyping of nonwoven web or mattresses
From recycled fibres and materials (foam/leather/upholstery cover/recycled fibres/wood/…)
Our customer approach
Thanks to our knowledge of mechanical recycling processes, nonwovens and spinning, we support companies in identifying the best choice in terms of the recovery of production waste or end-of-life materials. Our recycling platform is equipped to carry out tests on semi-industrial lines, in the prototyping phase, in order to transfer the optimal solutions at the level of an industrial production scale. Our national and international textile ecosystem also allows us to find appropriate partners, suppliers and producers.
Our technologies : UPCYCLING
FRAYING: Transformation of used clothing and production waste into shredded fibres and baling.
The cylinders lined with spikes will open the fabrics to remove the fibres. The density of the peaks on the cylinder surface increases as the process progresses. The process capacity is 50 to 100 kg per hour. Baling reduces storage volumes and creates differentiated bales for each batch, allowing fibre to be mixed.
PREPARATION FOR SPINNING
This process includes the opening, mixing and carding of the fibres. It is at the mixing stage that the principle of dry dyeing will be applied thanks to the development of an algorithm to develop a colour map by mixing red/blue/yellow fibres (in partnership with the ESITH school in Casablanca, Morocco).
This process allows very short fibres to be spun. Fibres come from the ribbons, then they are introduced into a device that individualizes them and transfers them to a rotor rotating at a very high speed where the yarn is formed.
Our technologies / DOWNCYCLING
BLENDER AND FIBER OPENER and AIRLAY – PNEUMATIC LAYERING
Pneumatic layering is a “drylaid” process for forming web and uses air as a means of transporting and mixing fibres. It allows the use of a very wide range of fibre types (virgin or recycled) and produces thick web of variable density.
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