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The NWE textiles industry uses 17 mio tonnes of non-renewable input materials per year, making it one of the most polluting industries. As a response, NWE policies focus on the transition to a circular economy in textiles. But, insufficiently developed technologies make this impossible.
CircTex focuses on the development of recycling and production technologies in a closed-loop process chain for PET workwear, decreasing as such non-renewable input materials and the ecological impact in NWE textiles.
Workwear is the ideal starting point for an industry-wide innovation, since this sector has a high need of input materials as reuse is not allowed. Thus, many public tenders ask for circular production processes. In addition, higher quality demands are set for workwear, and the user phase severely decreases their recyclability.
The following technologies and processes for circular PET workwear will be developed:
These technologies and processes will be tested and developed in a closed loop process chain, in which the effects of usage on recyclability are also taken into account. Results of CircTex are actively communicated to the NWE textiles industry to increase knowledge and the number of SMEs and enterprises that will actively engage in working towards circularity in textiles.
To ensure a long-term effect, CircTex will set up an innovation network to actively involving the stakeholders in the entire NWE. Finally, an international standard for circular textiles will be initiated to stimulate the further development of a circular process chain for other textiles and textile products.
CircTex will stimulate growth of the NWE textiles industry, creating numerous jobs in the future. As the textiles industry is transnational, territorial cooperation in NWE is crucial for significant impact.
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|MODINT, Ondernemersorganisatie voor mode, interieur, tapijt en textiel||
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|Groenendijk Bedrijfskleding BV||Marien Groenendijk||Marien@groenendijkbedrijfskleding.nl||Netherlands|
|Texowear BV||Marco Leemhuisfirstname.lastname@example.org||Netherlands|
|C-Tech Innovation Limited||Robert Bellemail@example.com||United Kingdom|
|J&A (International) Ltd||Adrian Apletree||Adrian.firstname.lastname@example.org||United Kingdom|
|ANGLES TEXTIL S.A.||Carme Nogueremail@example.com|
|Global Technical Fabrics, S.L||Francesc Rabasseda Bruguerafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Association UP-tex Pôle de compétitivité||Jeanne MEILLIERemail@example.com||France|
McKinsey published a study on "Fiber-to-fiber recycling at scale could be achieved by 2030, creating a new and sustainable circular industry in Europe" Read More
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The Circular Textile Days 2022 were a great success, thanks to all the exhibitors, speakers, workshop providers, visitors and many others. We are pleased to see that there is a great interest in making the textile industry sustainable and circular and many great initiatives are being developed, which contribute to this, both nationally and internationally. Read More
Centexbel is one of the seventeen partners of the European project “Plastics Recycling from and for Home Appliances, Toys, and Textile (PRecycling)”, funded by the Horizon Europe research and innovation program. Its objective is to produce high-quality recyclates from plastic waste streams by developing an easy-to-use methodology for sorting, sampling, tracing, recycling techniques, and analysis procedures of both plastic waste streams and recyclates. Read More
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The study by Centexbel, Ovam, Vito is now available on the website of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform. Read More
EU 2021 study aims to provide information about circular economy perspectives in the management of textile products and textile waste in the European Union (EU). Read More
Tom Michielsen, journalist of the Belgian economic Journal "De Tijd", spoke with Edwin Maes (Centexbel) about texile/clothing recycling. Read More
The Final Report provides a comprehensive assessment of the key strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges faced by the EU textile ecosystem and the fashion industry, in terms of their competitiveness, innovation capacity and economic relevance. Read More
This study by Ovam, Centexbel and Vito (Belgium) examined which type of ecodesign criteria for textile products would have the greatest impact. The results will hopefully serve as input for the EU textile strategy. Read More
After the successful last year’s debut, the Circular Textile Days will have a follow-up on 13 and 14 September, 2022, in ‘s Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. During these days various players within the textile industry will showcase examples in the field of textile sustainability, recycling and innovations.
The Circular Textile Days is a hybrid event, offering both physical and digital company representation and visitor options. It will be a great opportunity for meeting new partners in the sustainable textile business and for discovering and discussing innovative circular textile solutions.
For the whole textile-chain, from recycled yarn to eco-design garments, reusing materials and high-tech recycling.
In two tracks, where you as a company will work together with expert coaches, we help you understand Ecodesign and implement it in your product.
During the COVID-19 health crisis huge amounts of disposable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are being used, even when reusable solutions are available. At different levels, the realisation that also PPE needs to be more sustainable is growing. The CEN-CENELEC PPE Sector forum would like to support these efforts by facilitating an exchange with all involved stakeholders to discuss ways to include sustainability aspects into standardization.
Centexbel, one of the CircTex partners invites you to the online international conference on a "Circular Economy for Textiles and Plastics"