Swedish Innovation Platform for Textile Recovery (SIPTex)
|Coordinator||IVL SVENSKA MILJÖINSTITUTET AB - IVL Svenska Miljöinstitutet|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 499 000|
|Project duration||June 2015 - January 2016|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
|Call||Challenge-Driven Innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2015 (spring)|
Purpose and goal
The setup of a textile sorting and innovation facility driving resource efficiency, new business opportunities and green growth in Sweden has been initiated. Technical equipment, input volumes, labor and end of life treatment has been secured for the facility, and potential customers have been identified and contacted.
Results and expected effects
The project has successfully tested the sorting technology for post-consumer textiles, with high purity fractions and high recovery rate. Materials were sorted according to fiber content and color. Further, the current state of the art of the sorting industry has been mapped and suppliers and markets for post consumer textiles have been identified. A fruitful dialogue with numerous stakeholders has resulted in a wider consortium for phase 2, including actors from the entire textile value chain.
Approach and implementation
The project has conducted two separate sorting trials with post-consumer textiles. A mapping of the current sorting industry, state of the art technology, markets and suppliers has been conducted through literature studies and interviews with key actors. A workshop and several meetings with stakeholders have been held, and the project has been presented at the RE:textile seminar on September 15th 2015.