Trützschler and Balkan join forces in textile recycling

    Trützschler and Balkan join forces
    Markus Wurster, Director Sales and Marketing at Trützschler Group (left), and Osman Balkan, Owner of Balkan Textile Machinery INC.CO (right).

    Trützschler and Balkan join forces in textile recycling. The cooperation with Balkan Textile Machinery. INC.CO completes our product portfolio for recycling by cutting and pulling solutions, making us the first full-liner in spinning preparation for recycling! Thanks to our combined machinery expertise and technological know-how our customers can produce yarns at the highest possible quality level – and literally turn waste into value.

    Trützschler and Balkan are pleased to collaborate in this sustainable mission.

    Trützschler is happy to introduce Balkan Textile Machinery. INC.CO, a partner that not only complements our product line but also shares our values. Both Balkan and Trützschler, family-owned companies, have a significant concern for sustainability in the textile chain. Balkan, firmly rooted in Turkey – a pivotal market for textile recycling, stands firmly by this dedication. Their sturdy, dependable machines adeptly slice, blend, and fragment textile waste into individual fibers, subsequently compacting them into bales of secondary fibers. These bales seamlessly integrate into the preparation process facilitated by Trützschler machines.

    “We are now able to provide a complete line-up of technologically leading machinery which has been specifically developed for rotor and ring yarns from recycled materials”, says Markus Wurster, Director Sales and Marketing at Trützschler Group. “Customers benefit from less complexity when planning and executing a mill project. The combined processes from Trützschler and Balkan are perfectly fine-tuned, reliable and reproducible. And of course, customers have access to Trützschler’s premium service.” Osman Balkan, Owner of Balkan Textile Machinery. INC.CO, adds: “I am very happy that we can join forces with such a strong international player like Trützschler. Together we can make a significant contribution to dealing with textile waste globally.”

    From waste to value: Balkan and Trützschler process for the recycling of hard textile waste.

    From waste to value: Balkan and Trützschler process for the recycling of hard textile waste.
    From waste to value: Balkan and Trützschler process for the recycling of hard textile waste.

    Processing secondary fibers with appropriate card clothing

    Trützschler Card Clothing has continually developed their card clothing to address technological challenges in processing secondary fibers and enhancing yarn quality. They have particularly focused on improving the flat top, which serves as the core of the carding process. By merging the strengths of MT/PT 40 with the cleaning efficiency of MT/PT 45, Trützschler Card Clothing successfully introduced the MT/PT 45R – the innovative flat top designed for recycled materials. The crucial element for yarn quality lies in the optimal combination of flat top and cylinder wire. Thus, Trützschler Card Clothing provides an array of cylinder wires suitable for diverse recycling applications, tailored to factors such as production rates, textile waste type, and raw material compositions – whether pure or blends.

    Thanks to this specification, customers can benefit from the best possible carding result, long lifetime of wires and high production in recycling applications.
    MT/PT 45R flat top for recycling
    MT/PT 45R flat top for recycling

    “We are excited to offer our customers globally a complete package for recycling from June 2023 onwards”, says Markus Wurster, “including tearing line, blow room, card, draw frame, card clothing and of course our service and technological know-how.”


    TRUECYCLED stands for state-of-the art recycling installations from Trützschler. These Trützschler preparation processes enable manufacturers to achieve a high-quality end-product from hard waste. With TRUECYCLED, manufacturers can rest assured they use the best technology and a reliable and reproducible manufacturing process – the pre-requisite for high-quality yarn made from hard textile waste.

    How does a TRUECYCLED process look like? It is based on Trützschler’s technological recommendations and a Trützschler machinery line-up to ensure ideal results from recycled materials. For example, Trützschler recently worked with a fashion company to make use of their own pre-consumer waste. Thanks to a special combination of Trützschler blow room machinery, the usage of TC 19i for Recycling and Trützschler draw frames, it was possible to create a ring yarn containing 60 % of pre-consumer waste – a true TRUECYCLED product! Trützschler customers and partners may use the brand TRUECYCLED for both the process itself and the end-product, as long as it contains a significant amount of textile waste.

    Source: Trützschler Group



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