Challenges and Solutions Ahead
Consumers all around the world are actively looking for more sustainable fashion items made from recycled garments. Compared to virgin fibers, recycled fibers have the challenge that the short fiber content is much higher, the elongation possibilities are more limited and the contamination with foreign fibers is more intensive.
Graf has now optimized the combination of card clothings for licker-in, cylinders, doffer rollers and flats suitable for medium and high production lines to increase the raw material utilization more effectively and to cope with the characteristics of various types of recycled fibers.
The ability to achieve values of up to Ne 20 opens up the opportunity to make quality fabrics suitable for a wider range of recycled lines. It is a market set to significantly grow in the near future.
One Graf customer, Alkan Textile in Egypt, is already achieving great success.
Source: Kohan Textile