From workwear to workwear
“In this case project, the SaXcell chemical recycling technology invented at Saxion is used to recycle worn-out cotton workwear into a virgin fiber that can be used to construct a new piece of workwear with very high quality.
The project started with an overall look at the collected workwear cloth. It was found that the workwear contains – next to the cotton fabric that will be recycled – three types of materials.
When the laboratory investigations are finalized the process will be scaled-up to produce several kg of the blue SaXcell fibers. With these fibers a new piece of workwear will be constructed that should fulfil the high quality standards of the workwear industry. By this, the material cycle for cotton workwear would be closed and real up-cycling of worn-out workwear would be reality.
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