Clint, A New Material Made From Textile Waste Left In Dryers

As part of its commitment to innovation, energy efficiency and sustainability, the Girbau company has collaborated – through its open innovation platform Girbau Lab – with Elisava – the Barcelona university Design and Engineering School. Together they have created a new material that represents a major step towards the circular economy in industrial laundry.

Similar to cardboard in form, the material known as Clint is made from the solid textile waste recovered straight from the filters of dryers. The innovative nature of this new material is the raw material itself and in the uses that could be made of it. Such as in the stationery sector and craft printing. Both partners are already looking into possible uses for this new material. Among other things, the material could replace certain plastic materials in making pen drive casings, or could be used in packaging.