Fibersort, a circular solution

A duo presentation by Maurits Vandeputte, Project Manager, Valvan Baling Systems NV. and Hans Bon, entrepeneur, Wieland Textiles.
Fibersort is a revolutionary technology that can sort textiles based on fiber, color and structure composition. The technology enables the sorting on big scale of textiles to transform a waste fraction to a feedstock for recycling processes.

Interview

Question 1: What drives you?
Technological challenges that have a positive impact on the environment.

Question 2: Why should the delegate attend your presentation?
Fibersort creates a lot of new business opportunities in the textiles industry in the field of reuse and recycling. A good understanding of the technology and its capabilities is key to think about challenges in this industry for the future..

Question 3: What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Sorting textile waste into feedstock enable recycling processes for both mechanical recycling in the short run and chemical recycling in the long run.

Question 4: What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
Sorting textiles into feedstock will have a very big impact on the environment by reducing the need for virgin fiber.

Question 5: What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Customer views on recycled textiles could be a barrier.

About Maurits Vandeputte
He is projectmanager at Valvan Baling systems.

About Valvan Baling Systems
At Valvan Baling Systems & Gualchierani Baling Systems, we do not simply sell machines, we provide solutions!

Our core business is manufacturing baling machinery for reducing the volume of materials for storage, transport or marketing purposes. The main fields of application are :

  • Fibers and fibrous materials
  • Recycling materials
  • Used Clothing and wipers

From this core business, we have further developed machinery for preparation and feeding before the baling machinery and bale handling systems thereafter.

For the used clothing and wiper market, this development has lead us to being the market leader in the supply of automated sorting systems.

Valvan Baling Systems and Gualchierani Baling Systems are part of VALTECH GROUP, a group of project-oriented companies. Being part of this group, allows us to offer turnkey projects, where you benefit from the years of experience of each of our partners.

Our drive for exploring new markets has lead us to special projects in the rubber business, radioactive waste handling and thermoforming projects. And our problem-solving skills continue to boost innovation.

The presentaton ‘Fibersort, a circular solution’ is dou presentation with Hans Bon.

Maurits Vandeputte is speaker at the 2021 edition of the Materials 4 Sustainable Fashion Conference.

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