Circular clothing – recycling of polyester-containing textiles

Interview with Carsten Eichert, Founder & Managing Director, RITTEC Umwelttechnik GmbH

Exclusively for K-MAG

Bild: aussortierte Kleidung, unter anderem im einem Karton mit der Aufschrift "Recycling"; Copyright: myjuly

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13.12.2022

Image: Carsten Eichert; Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Carsten Eichert. Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Image: Input material – mix of different packaging waste, directly from the Dual System; Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Input material – mix of different packaging waste, directly from the Dual System. Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Image: Input material – pre-treated black textile (polycotton); Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Input material – pre-treated black textile (polycotton). Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Image: Material flow after depolymerisation; Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Material flow after depolymerisation. Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Image: Filtration – separation of unreacted impurities; Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Filtration – separation of unreacted impurities; Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Image: recycled terephthalic acid – from dark-dyed polyester textiles, ready for use in the new production of polyester/PET; Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Recycled terephthalic acid – from dark-dyed polyester textiles, ready for use in the new production of polyester/PET. Copyright: Mathias Mensch/Borowiakziehe/RITTEC

Elena Blume (Editorial team K-MAG)

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