Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto successfully starts up ANDRITZ pilot line for post-consumer textile recycling
Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto (LSJH) in Paimio, Finland, has successfully started up a new ANDRITZ pilot line for research and development work on post-consumer textile recycling.
The Exel tearing machine for post-consumer textile waste can process up to 500 kg/h for spinning quality and up to 1 t/h for nonwoven fiber quality. The entire process is designed to ensure the total absence of metallic material in the fibers and remove hard, non-textile items using cleaning devices, highly sensitive metal traps, and metal detectors.
LSJH is a municipal waste management company in Finland specialized in processing post-consumer household textiles into a variety of customized raw materials containing high-quality fibers. As Finland will be the first country in the world to start post-consumer textile collection on a national scale in a few months’ time, the LSJH Paimio recycling facility is the location where large amounts of textile waste will be fed to a sustainable and responsible circulatory solution.
Process engineer Conny Gabrielsson says: “We are very grateful to ANDRITZ and its team members for their assistance during the installation of our pilot line for processing textiles. The project was executed on time with a high level of professionalism, and the continuing support is a true sign of dedication. ANDRITZ provided us with turnkey equipment that enables us to deliver textile raw material solutions of high quality to meet our end-customers’ various needs – now and in the future.”
This order once again underlines ANDRITZ’s strong market position as one of the leading suppliers of machines and systems in Finland as well as highlighting the company’s expertise in challenging situations.
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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,100 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.
ANDRITZ PULP & PAPER
ANDRITZ Pulp & Paper provides sustainable technology, automation, and service solutions for the production of all types of pulp, paper, board and tissue. The technologies and services focus on maximum utilization of raw materials, increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation. Boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, panelboard (MDF) production systems, as well as recycling and shredding solutions for numerous waste materials also form a part of this business area. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.