ANDRITZ’s partnership with Nouvelles Fibres Textiles and Pellenc ST enters a new phase

ANDRITZ’s partnership with Nouvelles Fibres Textiles and Pellenc ST enters a new phase


ANDRITZ’s extensive experience in textile recycling, combined with Pellenc ST and Nouvelles Fibres Textiles’ innovative approach to sustainable materials, will pave the way for transformative solutions in the textile industry.


GRAZ, JUNE 08, 2023. In a groundbreaking collaboration, ANDRITZ, Pellenc ST and Nouvelles Fibres Textiles have joined forces to start up their industrial-scale automatic textile sorting line in Amplepuis, France, combining automated sorting and recycling technology.

This new line, mainly dedicated to R&D activities, is the result from the collective reflection of these three players in the textile industry, aligned with the specific needs of the sector and as a means of differentiation to meet its future needs. It is then perfectly tailored to the textile value chain, integrating upstream sorting solutions, and offering an optimal configuration, including the removal of non-textile parts.

ANDRITZ, Nouvelles Fibres Textiles and Pellenc ST team at ITMA Milano

With its advanced capabilities, the line can sort complete garments based on their composition and color, achieving maximum purity through accurate and fully customized settings. This adaptability caters to the requirements of both the post-consumer waste and post-industrial waste markets. Furthermore, the line’s flexibility offers an answer to the nonwovens and spinning manufacturers, providing them with the highest quality fibers best suited to the yarn industry, as well as the nonwoven forming and bonding processes.

Ultimately, the line shall offer traceability throughout the entire supply chain, from collection to the production of new recycled fibers. This feature is essential for supporting textile industry stakeholders in their pursuit of valorization and circularity, as well as helping them to achieve their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) program targets.

ANDRITZ plays a crucial role as an integrator in this partnership, particularly in project management, completing the line’s implementation within a remarkable timeframe of less than a year. As a unifying force, ANDRITZ connects all the textile value chain stakeholders and is also able to provide local services with immediately accessible solutions.

The launch of the project marks a significant milestone in the textile industry’s efforts to revolutionize recycling. By combining the expertise of all the project partners, ANDRITZ once again demonstrates its potential to reshape the recycling industry, opening up new opportunities for the whole value chain while anticipating the environmental and governmental requirements that will be enforced in the near future.

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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. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,100 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.



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 increased production efficiency, lower overall operating costs as well as innovative decarbonization strategies and autonomous plant operation.

The product portfolio also includes boilers for power generation, flue gas cleaning systems, various nonwoven technologies, and panelboard (MDF) production systems. With waste-to-value recycling, shredding and energy solutions, waste and by-product streams from production are converted into valuable secondary raw materials as well as into sustainable resources for energy generation. State-of-the-art IIoT technologies as part of Metris digitalization solutions complete the comprehensive product offering.


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