Secure, reliable destruction of worn Indushirt clothing, for re-use as raw materials

 

 

Indushirt clothing is offered sustainably to the market for professional branded clothing.

 

That is to say that all Indushirt clothing which is returned is processed to produce raw materials and is re-used in this way.

 

The following items fall within the Indushirt brand: 

  • Indushirt T-shirts | 100% cotton
  • Indushirt Polo-shirts | 60% cotton/ 40% polyester
  • Indushirt Polosweaters | 60% cotton/ 40% polyester

 

The Indushirt clothing is processed confidentially, so that clothing bearing your logo and/or company name is kept securely off the market and is fiberised professionally.

 

Either you or your supplier can offer worn Indushirt clothing for recycling (processing as raw materials). The clothing must be delivered clean and dry.

 

The Indushirt clothing is collected and sorted centrally and is then transported to Frankenhuis BV in Haaksbergen.

 

Frankenhuis has been a well respected name in the processing of industrial textile for 130 years now.

 

Frankenhuis specialises in destroying textiles in a sustainable manner. It focuses on making clothing suitable for re-use, and on other textile products with a safety and/or risk profile. Examples are uniforms, strategic goods and branded

clothing.

 

Frankenhuis ensures that new raw materials are produced from old clothing, for reprocessing in a variety of industries. In this process the zips and buttons are removed from items of Indushirt clothing for fiberising, leaving pure, good quality fibres as a new raw material. This whole process is verifiable and transparent.

 

Unravelling of the Indushirt clothing

 

This type of processing unravels the pieces of textile into separate fibres.

 

First the Indushirt clothing is cut to pieces. Then it is unravelled into separate fibres using large rollers. Finally the tissue is pressed in bales.

 

Unravelling the Indushirt clothing produces the following fibres:

  • cotton
  • mixed forms of cotton and polyester

The applications for these fibres are:

  • automobile industry
  • Non-woven industry
  • Paper industry
  • spinning mills
  • fillers
  • insulation
  • geotextile

 

At the high security destruction plant in Haaksbergen Frankenhuis also examines the actual environmental contribution of this process. Frankenhuis uses the Life Cycle Analysis tool for this. This technology, which was developed by MODINT demonstrates the ecological gain. In doing so the gain in terms of water usage, CO2 emissions, chemicals, energy and agricultural land are all looked into.