The Recover™ laboratory

© 2022 Recover™
Recover™ has been pioneering sustainable materials since 1947. The recycling process uses an innovative technology to turn textile waste into high-quality recycled fibers that can be used again to create new garments, closing the loop on fashion.

However, behind the recycling process, the Recover team of materials science experts in the Recover™ laboratory ensure that they can offer a truly sustainable product, at the highest quality.

The laboratory team oversees the implementation of the quality management system and the quality policy at Recover™, guaranteeing a reliable product by systematic quality control and improvement. As they continue to scale their process with new manufacturing hubs around the world, this process will be implemented across each new facility, ensuring they can offer the same high-quality product worldwide.

Different shades of our RColorBlend fibers © 2022 Recover™
Different shades of our RColorBlend fibers © 2022 Recover™

The team is also responsible for the first step in the RColorBlend process, with the RColorBlend products going through several testing phases in the laboratory until achieving the perfect combination of performance and color matching accuracy.

After receiving an estimation of the textile waste stock available, the lab team creates a catalogue of possible colors using a carrier fiber, following market trends and brand demands. The team carry out a series of tests, blending varying quantities of Recover™ RCotton from textile waste and a sustainable carrier fiber, to create the desired color. The final blend developed in the lab is then adapted for an industrial scale, ready for production.

To remain leaders in its sector, Recover knows the importance of supporting technological innovation in its processes and products, and this begins in the laboratory. A new laboratory will be added to its facilities in Banyeres de Mariola by the end of the year, as well as a new polyester parameter measurement equipment will be added in 2023, as the company continues to invest in its team and its technology.

Sneak peek of the Recover™ laboratory © 2022 © Recover™
Sneak peek of the Recover™ laboratory © 2022 © Recover™

For more information about Recover's quality policy you can download the PDF:

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