Circular economy approach to recycling technologies of post-consumer textile waste in Estonia: a review; pp. 80–90

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Abrar Hussain, Nikhil Kamboj, Vitali Podgurski, Maksim Antonov, Dmitri Goliandin


Circular economy and recycling of post-consumer textile waste is gaining momentum. Its major obstacle is low-quality recycled products. This review article analyses commercial post-consumer textile materials, their recycling and applications. Modernization of fibre processing and recycling technology has assumed an indispensable role in the quality enhancement of post-consumer products. A futuristic overview of fabric materials, their processing, recycling and applications is presented by the example of commercial polymers. Different types of recycling ‒ primary, secondary, tertiary, quaternary, and biological ‒ used with ultramodern compatibilization and cross-linking are explored. Additionally, the conventional and proposed “Just-in-Time” (JIT) remanufacturing and recycling technologies for enhancing circular economy are demonstrated.


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