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Circular solutions for the textile industry
Find out how we’re helping to turn textile waste from a problem into a new opportunity for businesses.
Our method for recycling textiles, global network, and innovative business plans mean we can improve resource efficiency and create closed-loop solutions for dealing with textile waste.
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Circular solutions for the textile industry
Find out how we’re helping to turn textile waste from a problem into a new opportunity for businesses.
Our method for recycling textiles, global network, and innovative business plans mean we can improve resource efficiency and create closed-loop solutions for dealing with textile waste.
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The problem
The problem
The current textile lifecycle causes a huge burden on the planet, and this is only set to get worse.
Sustainable goals
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly, covering a wide range of social and economic development issues to improve people’s lives and the health of our planet.
Our solution
Our solution
We offer companies a responsible way to get rid of their textile waste. We also offer high quality regenerated fibers for industrial applications.
Join us
Be part of the circular textile solution
Do you want to use our high-quality regenerated fibers or help create a new era for textiles by joining our ecosystem?
About us
Rester has a plan
to help
At Rester, we are on the front line when it comes to offering circular solutions that enable waste textiles to be turned back into raw materials.
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Rester savings
Compared against virgin materials produced in the US, using LCA comparison method. 4000 tonnes represents initial annual processing capacity of Rester.
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The problem
The current textile lifecycle causes a huge burden on the planet, and this is only set to get worse.
We need to find smart ways to deal with textile waste – turning it from a problem into a resource opportunity. This is especially important as textile waste legislation, such as the EU waste directive, is becoming more stringent.
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2014
2035
Of all this waste, on average
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is incinerated at the end of its life instead of being reused
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CO₂ equivalent
Our solution
We offer companies a responsible way to get rid of their textile waste. We also offer high quality regenerated fibers for industrial applications.
The Rester process reduces water use and emissions. 
Per 1 tonne of fiber produced, Rester saves: 
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Water
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CO₂
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Sustainable development goals
Our process
Our process uses state-of-the-art technology – with no chemicals – to recycle textile waste into high-quality raw materials that are suitable for new uses. This is a sustainable process that’s competitive with incineration in terms of price – and much better from an environmental perspective.
Automatic robot feeder
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The automatic robot loading-feeder is designed to take large bales and/or boxes as well as material in bulk form and feed the material to the downstream processing equipment.
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First guillotine cutter. The material is conveyed on a feeding belt to a hardened steel roll assembly. The scissor effect produced by two knives makes an accurate and clean cut.
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Second guillotine cutter. This is positioned perpendicularly to the first cutter, makes a second cut in order to decrease the size of the processed materials.
blending chamber
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The blending bin creates homogeneous material blends. In this stage pollutants such as zippers, buttonnes etc. are automatically removed from the waste material streams.
Tearing line
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Tearing process.The key step where waste streams are processed back to fibres.
Automatic baling press
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Automatic baling press. The opened fibers are packed automatically into bales for efficient and easy handling in the downstream processes. 
A growing ecosystem
As well as creating our own process, we’re encouraging the formation of a cluster of companies to work together – only by building an ecosystem in this way can we create truly closed-loop textile solutions that enable the same fibers to circulate through the value chain several times over.
Our network focuses on creating partnerships of companies, technology providers and science institutions to create sustainable solutions. We also cooperate with investment and innovation funds, financial institutions, and foundations to help turn innovative ideas into reality.
Refined fibers
Rester's high-quality regenerated fibers are usable in a wide of applications.
Applications
Nonwovens & technical textiles
Textiles & apparel
Yarn spinning
Household & furnishing
Hygiene & cleaning
Building & construction
Thermal & sound insulation
Filtration
Automotive
Marine & offshore
Geotextiles
Composites
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly, covering a wide range of social and economic development issues to improve people’s lives and the health of our planet.
By reducing emisions and water use and promoting sustainable solutions, Rester’s process and ecosystem help support the following goals:
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Our plan to help
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate change
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
Rester has a plan
to help
At Rester, we are on the front line when it comes to offering circular solutions that enable waste textiles to be turned back into raw materials.
We bring together a unique set of capabilities to make resource-efficient solutions for textiles. Our team has vast experience and a proven track record in B2B business, and we use our deep understanding to apply proven technologies and create new value chains. We’re also building an ecosystem that supports smarter textile recycling.
Be part of the circular textile solution
Do you want to use our high-quality regenerated fibers or help create a new era for textiles by joining our ecosystem?
Help us spread the word – share this Impact Story
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Rester news
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The problem
The current textile lifecycle causes a huge burden on the planet, and this is only set to get worse.
We need to find smart ways to deal with textile waste – turning it from a problem into a resource opportunity. This is especially important as textile waste legislation, such as the EU waste directive, is becoming more stringent.
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2014
2035
Of all this waste, on average
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is incinerated at the end of its life instead of being reused
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CO₂ equivalent
See our solution
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Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly, covering a wide range of social and economic development issues to improve people’s lives and the health of our planet.
By reducing emisions and water use and promoting sustainable solutions, Rester’s process and ecosystem help support the following goals:
Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate change
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy
Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Our plan to help
Back to main navigation
Be part of the circular textile solution
Do you want to use our high-quality regenerated fibers or help create a new era for textiles by joining our ecosystem?
Help us spread the word – share this Impact Story
Back to main navigation
Rester has a plan to help
At Rester, we are on the front line when it comes to offering circular solutions that enable waste textiles to be turned back into raw materials.
We bring together a unique set of capabilities to make resource-efficient solutions for textiles. Our team has vast experience and a proven track record in B2B business, and we use our deep understanding to apply proven technologies and create new value chains. We’re also building an ecosystem that supports smarter textile recycling.
Help spread the word
Back to main navigation
Our solution
We offer companies a responsible way to get rid of their textile waste. We also offer high quality regenerated fibers for industrial applications.
The Rester process reduces water use and emissions. 
Per 1 tonne of fiber produced, Rester saves: 
Water
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CO₂
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Learn more
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of regenerated fiber by Rester
Water saved
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liters
That’s the same as
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olympic-sized swimming pools
CO₂ emissions saved
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kg
That’s the same as
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km driving a passenger car
Sustainable development goals
Back to main navigation
Our process
Our process uses state-of-the-art technology – with no chemicals – to recycle textile waste into high-quality raw materials that are suitable for new uses. This is a sustainable process that’s competitive with incineration in terms of price – and much better from an environmental perspective.
Automatic robot feeder
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blending chamber
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Tearing line
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Automatic baling press
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Learn about our growing ecosystem
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A growing ecosystem
As well as creating our own process, we’re encouraging the formation of a cluster of companies to work together – only by building an ecosystem in this way can we create truly closed-loop textile solutions that enable the same fibers to circulate through the value chain several times over.
Our network focuses on creating partnerships of companies, technology providers and science institutions to create sustainable solutions. We also cooperate with investment and innovation funds, financial institutions, and foundations to help turn innovative ideas into reality.
Learn about refined fibers
Back to our solution
Refined fibers
Rester's high-quality regenerated fibers are usable in a wide of applications.
Applications
Nonwovens & technical textiles
Textiles & apparel
Yarn spinning
Household & furnishing
Hygiene & cleaning
Building & construction
Thermal & sound insulation
Filtration
Automotive
Marine & offshore
Geotextiles
Composites
Learn about our process
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The problem
The current textile lifecycle causes a huge burden on the planet, and this is only set to get worse.
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Rester savings
Compared against virgin materials produced in the US, using LCA comparison method. 4000 tonnes represents initial annual processing capacity of Rester.
Close
The automatic robot loading-feeder is designed to take large bales and/or boxes as well as material in bulk form and feed the material to the downstream processing equipment.
Close
First guillotine cutter. The material is conveyed on a feeding belt to a hardened steel roll assembly. The scissor effect produced by two knives makes an accurate and clean cut.
Close
Second guillotine cutter. This is positioned perpendicularly to the first cutter, makes a second cut in order to decrease the size of the processed materials.
Close
The blending bin creates homogeneous material blends. In this stage pollutants such as zippers, buttonnes etc. are automatically removed from the waste material streams.
Close
Tearing process.The key step where waste streams are processed back to fibres.
Close
Automatic baling press. The opened fibers are packed automatically into bales for efficient and easy handling in the downstream processes. 
Close
Our solution
We offer companies a responsible way to get rid of their textile waste. We also offer high quality regenerated fibers for industrial applications.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly, covering a wide range of social and economic development issues to improve people’s lives and the health of our planet.
Rester has a plan
to help
At Rester, we are on the front line when it comes to offering circular solutions that enable waste textiles to be turned back into raw materials.
Be part of the circular textile solution
Do you want to use our high-quality regenerated fibers or help create a new era for textiles by joining our ecosystem?
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