Breathing new life into used aramid fibers
Teijin Aramid collaborates with Purfi to revitalize Teijinconex®. This collaboration brings together two like-minded companies passionate about making the textile industry’s operations 100 % circular. We strongly believe in this collaboration because it makes the protective apparel value chain circular and sustainable.
Purfi - on a quest to create a circular textile industry
Purfi, PUre Renewable FIber, is a joint venture between Concordia and an American company that owns a patented technology for recycling textile fibers back to their original state, which is called “Rejuvenation”. Purfi’s ambition requires rejuvenated fiber to be of the same quality as virgin fiber so that it can be reintroduced into textile production. Purfi Fiber Rejuvenation is all about “Reverse Spinning”.
Journey for 100% circular aramid value chain
Teijin Aramid aspires to become a company with fully sustainable, circular aramid chain. To achieve this, we aim to continue reducing our own environmental impact, while also enabling our customers to join the circular economy.
Teijin Aramid is constantly looking for new collaborations and technologies to recover or recycle used materials in applications at the end-of-life stage. Purfi’s revolutionary technology rejuvenates and revitalizes used Teijinconex® fibers, resulting in huge success.
This ground-breaking collaboration is built on three main goals.
No more shredding!
This collaboration provides Teijin Aramid with Rejuvenated fiber, which helps in achieving the textile-to-textile circular model. This is not possible with the traditional method of recycling aramid from protective apparel, like shredding. Through the Purfi rejuvenation process, the fiber’s value is preserved by increasing the functionality of recycled fibers and preventing them from being downcycled.
Be a part of this sustainable circular journey
A smooth operation flow with Purfi is essential for Teijin Aramid to become the company with circular aramid value chain. This involves having the raw material stream to guarantee operations. Here is where you can play a role. If you want to supply us with end-of-life protective apparel or cut-off material, please use the contact form and we’ll get in touch as soon as we can.