Aimplas joins textile recovery project

Aimplas says that it has joined the tExtended project, a four year, EU-funded initiative focused on reducing textile waste.

The plastics technology center will be in charge of the identification and classification of textiles using optical separation systems, the pre-processing and recovery of materials for recycling, the recycling of textile waste through the solvolysis process, including industrial textile products and polymer mixtures such as polyethersulfone (PES/PUR), and the formulation and production of polyurethane coatings.

“The tExtended project will optimise textile flows and retain the value of materials in a safe and sustainable way,” said project coordinator, Dr Pirjo Heikkilä. “Through our extensive pilot studies, we will verify the replicability of the tExtended solutions and their potential to reduce textile waste by 80%.”