Waste textiles are all kinds of clothing, fabrics, carpets, towels, leather, etc. that are no longer used in the household or in commercial and industrial activities. They come from natural or synthetic sources and most of them have the potential to be reused or recycled. Currently, waste textiles are the least recycled of almost all waste streams, especially in today's "fast fashion" world, where people are throwing away clothes more frequently, resulting in large amounts of waste. Traditional landfills not only cause pollution and increase carbon emissions, but also result in a huge waste of resources. Reducing the size of textiles through shredders for recycling or energy use is now a popular method of disposal.
When shredding textiles, which often contain a high number of fibres and have a high degree of toughness, especially in piles or bales, it is important to consider the possibility of the shredder working under the harshest conditions to ensure that the low technical specifications of inexpensive equipment do not cause downtime, broken shafts, production capacity not meeting design requirements or other problems. For applications such as the shredding of waste spinning, where higher performance is required, GEP Ecotech offers double-shaft shredders with reinforced components to cope. We also have a specialist material analysis and testing laboratory to ensure that our equipment meets 100% of your requirements.