How to recycle a large amount of waste textiles?


In order to accelerate the construction of a modern textile industry system, promote the construction of a responsibly oriented green low-carbon circular textile 

system, accelerate the high-quality development and transformation of the recycling chemical fiber industry, and explore and actively respond to common prob

lems encountered in the development of the industry, China Chemical Fiber Industry Association held the "2023 China Chemical Fiber Industry Association Recy

cling Chemical Fiber Branch Annual Meeting and industry high-quality Development Forum" in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province on November 2 to 3, 2023.

Chen Xinwei, president of China Chemical Fiber Industry Association, said in his speech that with the recovery of global terminal consumption and the gradual u

pgrading of consumer demand, the textile chemical fiber market is also expected to usher in a recovery period. While improving external factors, recycling chem

ical fiber enterprises also need to continue to "work hard", on the one hand, to increase the research and development of differentiated and functional products

, increase the added value of products, and create product brands; On the other hand, we should strengthen technological transformation, focus on breaking thr

ough the key technologies of high-value utilization of waste textiles, and form industrialization as soon as possible. At the same time, we should work closely wi

th downstream domestic and foreign brands to improve market recognition and build corporate brand image.

He pointed out that recycling chemical fiber is an important part of new fiber materials, is a typical green and low-carbon chemical fiber products, under the gui

dance of the national "double carbon" strategic goals, industry enterprises should continue to improve the level of green manufacturing and digitalization, with 

the help of national special policy means, in the branch of this service platform efforts, unity and cooperation, standardized management, Show the connotation

 and heritage of China's recycling chemical fiber industry, and jointly enhance the brand influence of the industry.

Zhu Meifang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Donghua University, sent a video

 message. She pointed out that the development of circular economy is an important strategy for China's economic and social development, and an important w

ay to achieve the "double carbon" strategic goal, promote economic green growth, ensure national resource security, and promote the construction of ecological

 civilization. In view of the bottleneck problems existing in the development of the industry, especially in the current mass of waste textiles have not really formed

 commercial production and use of the case, how to plan the recycling of chemical fiber industry development path is crucial. To this end, she made three sugges

tions: First, strengthen basic research and achieve cutting-edge innovative breakthroughs. At present, there are still a lot of basic scientific problems to be solved 

in the recycling of waste textiles. Relevant universities and research institutes should further carry out forward-looking, strategic and cutting-edge research, while

 promoting interdisciplinary research and talent team building. Second, gather multi-party forces to tackle key industry technologies. Relying on key enterprises i

n the industry and taking major projects as the starting point, we will promote the breakthrough of key technologies and industrialization development of high-

quality use of waste textiles. Third, standardize and guide the market and tell a good fiber brand story. Although China is the main supply base of recycled chemi

cal fiber products, it is still necessary to pay attention to the promotion of influence in the brand industry chain, develop more functional new products, and emb

ed them in the supply chain of domestic and foreign brands.

At the meeting, experts and scholars from relevant national departments, research institutes and upstream and downstream of the industrial chain discussed and

 shared the domestic and foreign macroeconomic situation, analysis and countermeasures of the development of recycled chemical fibers, product carbon footpr

int accounting, carbon trading, brand supply chain demand for recycled fibers and industry standards and certification systems.