The pilot plant is designed to validate and develop Worn Again Technologies’ proprietary process which separates, decontaminates and extracts PET polymer and cellulose (from cotton) from nonreusable textiles and PET bottles and packaging to go back into supply chains as raw materials to become new products as part of a continual cycle.
Worn Again Technologies’ state of the art process and pilot plant has been designed and built with the help of leading equipment providers. The purpose of the plant is to develop further process data, knowledge and understanding to enable the business to set the technical parameters and scale the engineering design, as a step to industrialization. CPI was chosen as a facility to host the plant in view of the technical excellence it provides to help accelerate technologies to market. Nick Ryan, Worn Again Technologies’ Technology Director comments: “The pilot is a significant step in developments as it will allow us to confirm and further optimise the different steps in the process in one unit, accelerating our engineering development to the next step of a demonstrator plant.”