As the EU implement new regulations for the separate collection of textile waste, the innovative Austrian company Redwave is proud to introduce a revolutionary advancement in textile recycling at IFAT 2024 in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for environmental technologies: Redwave TEX. This state-of-the-art sorting machine is poised to meet the increasing demands of textile recycling and pave the way for a more sustainable future.

With the EU’s mandate to collect textiles separately starting in 2025 the need for efficient, precise, and scalable recycling solutions is evident. Effective recycling in the textile industry is still in its infancy. Thus, Redwave sees it as crucial to support the industry on its journey towards recycling, working closely with its clients to develop innovative solutions that promote a sustainable future.

Fully automated, sensor-based solution

Redwave TEX represents a significant achievement for the company, offering a fully automated, sensor-based solution that employs advanced technologies to sort textiles with precision and efficiency. From delicate silk blouses to sturdy jeans, Redwave TEX can accurately sort a wide range of textile products based on material composition, color, shape, as well as detecting foreign objects and specific types of clothing. Various technologies enable the efficient sorting of either whole garments or shredded textiles, including used clothing, production waste, returns, hospital garments, and unsold stock.

“The interest in textile recycling is enormous, as clearly demonstrated at IFAT in Munich this month,” says Silvia Schweiger-Fuchs, Managing Director of Redwave. “We are proud to have recognized the need for this material stream early on and to already be providing a solution for the textile industry.” By introducing Redwave TEX, Redwave is not only responding to regulatory changes but also leading the way in fostering a sustainable future through innovative recycling solutions. This advancement underscores the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship and its pivotal role in transforming the textile industry.

Bild oben: Redwave presented recycling technology for textile recycling on Ifat. Caption: Redwave

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