RESYNTEX Engages with Value Chain Players at Pilot Site
- Monday, 08 April 2019
With the construction of its pilot installation in Maribor, the RESYNTEX project has moved into the real-world testing of its technology for chemical and biotechnical recycling of textile waste. This pilot will demonstrate an integrated value chain from waste textiles to secondary raw materials. The third and last RESYNTEX Value Chain Workshop in March, organised and moderated by Prospex Institute, convened the fibre, fabric, apparel, automotive and chemical industries at the pilot site in Slovenia.
Project partners shared results in a transparent manner and engaged with business representatives on the necessary steps to transition from pilot to commercial scale. Leading industry players looked critically at the product-market connections that the project should pursue in the near future, and the role for Life-Cycle Analysis in decision-making.
Bringing creative minds from industry and research together, the workshop made important strides towards valorising the project’s innovation potential within industrial supply chains. Important insights were shared as to the requirements that secondary raw materials, such as purified terephthalic acid and dye-free recycled cotton fibres, need to meet in order to fit into current standards for manufacturing, traceability, certification and quality compliance.
Valérie Boiten, from Prospex Institute, will share further insights at the Final Conference on 24 April from the workshops and other project activities. Register via the Annual ETP Conference to participate.