WHAT: The testbed for textile recycling available at the premises of Swerea IVF and the Swedish School of Textiles, is aimed at evaluating and demonstrating the potential of recycled textile as a valuable secondary raw material. It combines expertise and equipment available at Swerea IVF and the Swedish School of Textiles. Swerea IVF has expertise and equipment concerning textiles, plastics, composites and nonwoven whereas the Swedish School of Textiles contributes with the equivalent in textile production, design and business models. The focus of the test bed for textile recycling is to •realize pilot recycling projects and evaluate feasibility:
- generate ideas for creating new revenue streams from textile waste
- evaluate new applications, their market potential and recyclability
- be an arena for matters concerning materials recycling of textiles and create links between different businesses with common interests.
WHERE: Mölndal and Borås
PARTNERS: Avfall Sverige, Business Region Göteborg, Dupont, Ellos, Emmaus Björkå, Emmaus Fredriksdal, Eton Shirts, Fjällräven, Fristad Martinson, Fritz Magnus trading, Greenworks, Hordastans, Human Bridge, ICA, IKEA, IKEA Components, Indiska, Investkonsult, JABA Group, Ludvig Svensson, Martinson textile, Naturskyddsföreningen, Novoplast, Offecct, Rapid Granulator, Renova, Sporda Nonwoven, Stadium, Svenska Röda Korset, Sweden Power Chippers, Swedese, Swerea, Swerea IVF, TEKO, Texaid, Textilhögskolan i Borås, Trifilon, Trä- och möbelföretagen, Ultramare, Volvo Car Sverige and Woolpower