The world’s first industrial scale chemical recycling plant for cellulosic textiles
In commercial operation since 2018
20 full time employees
Global research and development center
The world’s first commercial scale chemical recycling plant for cellulosic textiles
Commissioning planned in first half of 2022
Approximately 100 full time employees
Brownfield co-location with pulp and paper producer SCA
Maximum production capacity 60 000 tonnes per year
We receive used garments and textile production waste with high cellulosic content, like cotton or viscose.
The textiles are shredded, de-buttoned, de-zipped, de-colored and turned into a slurry.
Contaminants and other non-cellulosic content are separated from the slurry.
The slurry is dried to produce a pure, natural Circulose® branded dissolving pulp made from 100% recycled textiles.
The sheets of Circulose® are finally packaged into bales and fed back into the textile production value chain as a replacement for virgin materials like cotton, oil and wood.