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Andritz launches state-of-the-art clothing waste recycling facility in Italy


Andritz has broadened its commitment to recycling with the opening of a new facility situated at the Sfilacciatura Negro plant in Biella, Italy. This tearing plant specializes in processing post-consumer textile waste by autonomously eliminating rigid components.

Engineered for maximum efficiency and energy conservation, the facility incorporates automated systems for separating hard points while ensuring an excellent material yield. Additionally, it is equipped with an automated filtration unit to manage airflow and dust. Notably, the entire plant can be efficiently operated by a single operator. The cutting-edge recycling line, a culmination of a decade-long collaboration between Andritz and Sfilacciatura Negro, is the outcome of extensive trials at Andritz's technical center and on-site visits to customer lines in Spain and Portugal.

This collaboration signifies Sfilacciatura Negro Biella's entrance into the recycling of post-consumer clothing waste. Leveraging their expertise as operators of two tearing lines, the company brings considerable experience in recycling industrial textile waste.

Tiziano Negro, CEO of Sfilacciatura Negro, expressed confidence in Andritz's support for their ambitious diversification project, highlighting Andritz's proficiency in both textile recycling and nonwoven materials.



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