The Renewcell Process
Renewcell receives 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 Circulose®, a 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 biobased equal-quality replacement for virgin materials like cotton, oil and wood.
Renewcell uses the Sagitto system to perform quality checks on its incoming bales of textile waste. Using our hand-held NIR sensor and models that we've developed especially for Renewcell, their quality control team is able to repidly determine the suitability of each load for the Renewcell process.