What’s the current R&D-challenge?
Although Fibersort is already a proven technology, there are always challenges that trigger further research and development. The R&D-challenge at hand, is the removal of buttons, zippers and labels from worn-out garments. Wieland Textiles intends to invest in so-called trim-clean technology that will enable this. Most preferably, the use of polyester labels in cotton or wool garments should be fully abolished or at least be made circular, which means it is made of the same material as the garment. Before this becomes a reality, Wieland aims to implement the trim-clean technology in the second half of 2021.