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Sustainability through textile recycling
Textile value chain is one of the worst solid waste generator and liquid effluent discharger. Polyester is the largest consumed textile fibre and owing to its non-biodegradability poses major eco concern. Recycling provides feasible option of reduction at source and consumption of waste, say Dr Ashok Athalye and Aakriti Mohanty.
Compressed air is a key utility in textile industry
In this interview, Sujeeth Pai, Director of Sales and Service for Danfoss Drives in India, explains the effect of relative humidity (RH) on various textile manufacturing processes and importance of air compressors in maintaining air quality.
Adidas invests in waste-to-fibre making firm Spinnova
German sportswear firm Adidas, planning to increase the proportion of sustainable materials in its products, is investing in Finland’s Spinnova, a company that makes textile fibre out of wood or agricultural waste.
Valmet to supply drying tech to Finnish fibre factory
Valmet will supply drying technology to Spinnova and Suzano’s textile fibre factory in Finland. The facility produces SPINNOVA fibre which creates 0% waste or side streams, 0% microplastics and has minimal CO2 emissions and water use.
Move to make textile fibre from paddy straw
Fortum India has signed an agreement with Chaudhary Charan Singh, Haryana Agricultural University of Hisar to make textile fibre from paddy straw that is otherwise burnt by the farmers causing pollution in northern states.
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