New Process Technologies

ReSTex: Josef Ressel Center for Recycling Strategies of Textiles

Saal B
Mittwoch, 11.09.2024, 17:10 - 17:35 Uhr

The Josef Ressel Center “Recovery Strategy of Textiles” (ReSTex) establishes new process designs for recycling of Cotton and PET blended textiles materials. In a cooperation of the Biotech Campus of the University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt witht two Insitutes from BOKU Wien and TU Wien, the research questions of the company partners EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, Salesianer Miettex GmbH and Starlinger & Co GmbH will be handled. In this contribution we outline the structure and goals of the newly established research center.

Sprecher
Christian Schimper (University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt)
Co-Authoren
Jeanne Egan (JRC ReSTex, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt), Felice Quartinello (JRC ReSTex, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt), Wolfgang Ipsmiller (JRC ReSTex, Institute of Chemical, Environmental & Bioscience Engineering, TU Wien), Judith Rudolf-Scholik (JRC ReSTex, Biotech Campus Tulln, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt), Agnes Grünfelder (JRC ReSTex, Biotech Campus Tulln, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt), David Lilek (JRC ReSTex, Biotech Campus Tulln, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt), Birgit Herbinger (JRC ReSTex, Biotech Campus Tulln, University of Applied Sciences, Wiener Neustadt), Georg Gübitz (Department of Agrobiotechnology, IFA-Tulln, BOKU University), Thomas Rosenau (Institute of Chemistry of Renewable Resources, BOKU University), Nika Depope (JRC ReSTex, Institute of Chemical, Environmental & Bioscience Engineering, TU Wien), Andreas Bartl (Institute of Chemical, Environmental & Bioscience Engineering, TU Wien)
The Josef Ressel Center “Recovery Strategy of Textiles” (ReSTex) was established in 2023 to serve as a new Innovation Hub for Textile Recycling in Austria, driven by a strong partnership between research instates and companies along the value chain. The JRC is based at the Biotech Campus Tulln and will coordinate the efforts together with Institutes from BOKU and TU Wien to establish new process designs for recycling of Cotton and PET blended textiles materials. Since these two materials are the source for the majority of all produced textiles, this example will serve as a role model for the successful conversion of several similar input streams. The industrial partners of the Josef Ressel Center (JRC) are interested to establish one circular process with a defined in- and output material. Salesianer Miettex GmbH provides defined post-business textile source material and Starlinger & Co GmbH und EREMA Engineering Recycling Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH are interested in the development of technology for PET recycling machinery. In this contribution we outline the structure and goals of the newly established research center.