IFTH is the French technological reference center for the fashion, textile and clothing sectors. The IFTH role is dual : to provide technical, technological and specific solutions to business needs, and to feed the textile and clothing ecosystem in order to promote growth, sustainable development and relocation of activities in the territory. IFTH brings expertise in :
To facilitate the transfer to Industry, IFTH has several semi-industrial engineering platforms to elaborate and validate some concepts, for pilot trials and prototyping.
IFTH is the WP2 Leader.
IFTH will develop with Michelin different technical paths with thermal or activated gas routes to reach amorphous PET with high specific surface for the further enzymatic depolymerization performed by CARBIOS, in presence of remaining impurities. The best way to conduct polymer pre-treatment will be implemented to preindustrial scale of 20 kg/h use (TRL 6) and evaluated through LCA.
IFTH will also be strongly involved in the WP4. IFTH has strong know-how in spinning processes and yarn applications. For both clothing and technical textile, PET multifilament yarns have already been prototyped by IFTH by the mean of a melt spinning semi-industrial line and the use of commercial PET granules with an IV until 1.1 g/dL The spinnability of the r-PET polymer from complex waste will be studied in collaboration with KORDSA by the mean of the IFTH semi-industrial melt spinning line.