Innovative chemical process for polyester textile recycling - Innovation @ E2Expo
Updated : December 2020
Moral Fiber, a Los-Angeles based firm has developed a 3-step chemical process, to separate polyester from blended waste fabrics which can be spun into new yarns. The equipment needed for this transformation can fit into a small shipping container, making it easy to deploy.
It involves molecular level treatment of textiles involving suitable chemicals to extract the polyester and make them into new yarns.
The process enables improved recycling of old textile materials which would otherwise end up in landfills or cause other processing problems due to their blended nature. The technology is currently being implemented at pilot scale at Los-Angeles. All clothing made from Moral Fibre can be infinitely recycled.
The company has received funding from large international stakeholders in the apparel value chain. It has also joined the Fashion for Good scaling program, where the company will be supported for 18 months and offered unique opportunities to connect to manufacturers, brands and investors.