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Tech News - 11 January 2014

In a collaborative effort, Tiejin, Onward Holdings and Fuji Xerox have launched a closed-loop recycling system for uniforms in China. This will utilise Teijin’s Eco Circle ‘world first’ technology for the chemical recycling of polyester.

Nantong Teijin , the Teijin group’s polyester textile manufacturing and processing company, weaves and dyes recyclable polyester textiles. This will be used for the uniforms designed and produced by Onward Trading (Shanghai). The uniforms will be worn by 500 customer engineers at Fuji Xerox (China), a Beijing-based Fuji Xerox sales company, and 200 production line workers at Fuji Xerox Eco-Manufacturing (Suzhou), which recycles used copiers, printers and cartridges.

Uniforms will be collected after their useful lives and sent to the recycling plant of Zhejiang Jiaren New Materials, a joint venture between Teijin and Jinggong Holding Group in Shaoxing that chemically recycles polyester products as well as producing and selling recycled polyester fibre. The material will be used to produce new uniforms.

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