Focusing on recycling is must for a circular textile industry

Dell’orco & Villani, is a global leader in the recycling industry with its ground-breaking innovation and unique design machines. Dell’Orco & Villani has been manufacturing recycling equipment for knitted, woven and nonwoven textile waste since 1964 building its strong reputation.

They have more than 1000 customers worldwide and have already sold more than +4000 machines. The company is located in Capalle, Prato, Florence Italy. The company Dell’orco & Villani has started working in Bangladesh in association with RH Corp of AZIZ Group.

Recently Massimo Pisaneschi, Sales Director shared his views regarding Bangladesh and the global recycling machines market scenario, growth, outlook and future plans with TexSPACE Today.

Textile Today: Kindly share with us Dell’orco & Villani’s journey.

Massimo Pisaneschi: Dell’orco & Villani was founded in 1964 by the Dell’orco and Villani families in the very well-known Italian textile district of Prato. Currently, it is run by the third generation of the Dell’orco family – as Villani left the company. Since the start of our journey, we are pioneering the textile recycling field. Our target is to produce machinery for textile recycling i.e., manufacturing machinery that are able to transform textile pre or post-consumer waste back into new fiber. Which can be reused in creating garments.

In the contemporary world – everybody is talking about fashion sustainability. But Dell’orco & Villani has been doing it since the 1960s. So, we have a very long experience in this field. In terms of growth perspective, for the last couple of years, we are growing significantly. Especially, amid the new regulation in Europe and other markets – as the recycling trend in textiles is on the rise.

Textile Today: Textile Today: Kindly share with us the global presence of Dell’orco & Villani.

Massimo Pisaneschi: I should say that the global recycling demand is increasing day by day in order to build a green industry culture. On this concern, the Asian country is a bigger source of waste where recycling projects need to be done. Dell’orco & Villani has dominance in Western and European countries in the recycling industry. It has sold around +4000 machines worldwide.

Figure 2: Massimo Pisaneschi with TexSPACE Today team.

Textile Today: How do you see the textile recycling market prospect in Bangladesh?

Massimo Pisaneschi: As we all know Bangladesh is the 2nd largest apparel market after China. So, the number of textile wastes (pre-waste) is very high here. We suppliers certainly consider and look into Bangladesh and Italy as holistic recycling waste markets – as these countries are the largest textile manufacturers. The pre-waste is better in quality for recycling. As the textile production market is shifting towards Asian Countries it will be more convenient for us to operate in the future. Economically Bangladesh is a very suitable place for recycling projects.

Textile Today: What is the importance of recycling from your perspective?

Massimo Pisaneschi: As I said Bangladesh is the second largest apparel industry with huge quantities of pre-waste. All these wastes are wasted in terms of monetary value, as landfill and selling at low prices. Bangladesh imports 2.8 billion dollars worth of raw cotton every year whereas recycle yarn is 15-30% cheaper. Recycling in Bangladesh will create more job opportunities and industry owners will also get economic support.

Textile Today: What are the challenges of recycling? 

Massimo Pisaneschi: It is not just in Bangladesh rather recycling is a global phenomenon. The challenge is to sell recycled products in different countries matching the required quality. Economically Bangladesh is a suitable place for recycling. Again having the brand value of Dell’orco & Villani in terms of quality in the global market the challenge has become much easier to operate.

Textile Today: What are the special features of your machines?

Massimo Pisaneschi: The technology for recycling is changing over the years as the materials are changing. 50-60 years ago it was quite simple to recycle. But now we are facing more challenges because of the materials which are blended, synthetic, printed, and attached accessories. We are also developing machines according to the need and sorting the same type and quality materials for processing. Our machines can segregate and separate the contamination in the fabric. It can do it automatically which is time-saving and good for production. We have some special equipment which is quite different from the other machinery.

Textile Today: How do you maintain the staple length of the fiber while recycling?

Massimo Pisaneschi: The main problem in spinning occurs due to too much opening and tearing of the material results a very short length. The opening needs to be done keeping the staple length as long as possible. It is a conflicting matter as we have to tear the fabric. We have some special machines with bigger size rollers and unique design that can do their job in a gentle way in order to achieve the maximum length. As a result, you will have a wider possibility of good spinning, after.

Textile Today: How do you see other competitors in the market with similar technology?

Massimo Pisaneschi: In our line, we have a system which is much safer than others. When I say safer, I am referring to the processing of cotton in their kind of machinery where there is a high risk of fire. But in our machine, there is no such risk as we have a very high technology fireproof system. So, the type of materials is coming out better, the possibility to reject contamination options, and very low risk of fire. Again we have a lot of possibilities in the passage of materials in the machine. We can skip a few steps and we can also combine according to the need that saves electricity ensuring maximum use of the machine. These give many possibilities to the operator to operate the line, synchronizing different steps to give the best quality of the product.

Textile Today- How do you promote sustainability in terms of your operations?

Massimo Pisaneschi: Bangladeshi textile and apparel industry has been really strong. Entrepreneurs have always worked hard to promote sustainability. Adding recycling projects to the industry will add a new height towards sustainability. The industry will be more stable, profitable and greener than before. Utilizing all the textile waste for new and innovative products, we will be able to solve a national issue (recycling) and attract foreign buyers as well. Business owners in Bangladesh must keep believing in welcoming and settling recycling projects and promoting sustainability.

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