EU investment in R&D for innovative clothing recycling processes

2nd May, 2017

European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme has invested €11 million (AUD $16 million) in RESYNTEX,  a research project to create a new circular economy concept for the textile and chemical industries. RESYNTEX is a research project which aims to create a new circular economy concept for the textile and chemical industries.

Source RESYNTEX Image Soex Group

RESYNTEX has 20 project partners from across 10 EU member states including industrial associations, businesses, SMEs and research institutes.  Over three and a half years, RESYNTEX aims to further develop hyperspectral imaging to mechanically sort pure and blended clothing; use textile-chemistry to break down the wool, cotton, polyester and polyamides into marketable bio ethanol, resins and adhesives, and other chemicals plus improve collection approaches and enable traceability of textile waste.

More details are on the RESYNTEX website …