From idea to transfer
Turn old into new
Textile recycling is a traditional main research, focusing on mechanical processing methods such as cutting and tearing as well as different methods of re-use of recycled material. Attention is also paid to recycling-friendly engineering and design development of technical textiles and recycling of smart textiles.
Cooperation network for sustainable textile recycling
The ZIM network RE4TEX® (Recycling for Textiles) focuses on activities related to the recycling of textile production waste.
The optimisation of existing and the development of completely new recycling processes, the application of processes from other sectors and the instruments of recycling-friendly design as well as sustainable management are strategic fields of action of the network and are considered within the framework of the network activities. Actors from different fields come together to develop and implement innovative approaches to solutions for process and technology applications by combining existing competences.