Top denim brand ISKO has signed a licensing agreement with textile research and development company HKRITA to develop the revolutionary Green Machine – a unique technology that fully separates and recycles cotton and polyester blends at scale.
With this ISKO will be able to advance and commercialize recycling technologies which will enable the company to offer a 100% post-consumer recycling solution to its customers.
Fatih Konukoğlu, CEO, ISKO said, “The Green Machine uses an innovative and ultra-efficient hydrothermal treatment method that decomposes cotton into cellulose powders and enables the separation of polyester fibers from blended fabrics.”
“The process is a closed-loop and uses only water, heat and less than 5 percent biodegradable green chemicals. Crucially, this method maintains the quality of polyester fibers; the cellulose powders, which are clean and toxic-free, can be used in a variety of ways,” Konukoğlu added.
Moreover, ISKO and HKRITA will collaborate to develop related technology, firming the company’s position as a spearhead in sustainability.