Sweden gets first of a kind sustainable textile recycling facility

Circular economy

SwedenNouryon has signed an agreement with Renewcell to provide specialty chemicals and engineering solutions for its new textile recycling plant in Sundsvall, Sweden.

The facility will recycle textile waste, including items such as worn-out jeans and production scraps, to manufacture 60,000 metric tons of Circulose dissolving pulp per year.

First of a kind

The facility is the first of its kind in the world and could potentially save hundreds of millions of garments from landfill and incineration each year, contributing to a reduction in greenhouse gas emission from the textile industry. Operations on the facility are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2022.

“The positive environmental impact of the textile industry’s new sustainable fibers and its potential growth are goals that Nouryon strongly supports,” said Johan Landfors, President Technology Solutions at Nouryon.

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