BekaertDeslee and Resortecs partner to revolutionize cover recycling
Our partnership with Resortecs will offer a unique, cost-efficient solution that allows the sorting of recyclable materials, reduces waste, and lowers each cover’s carbon footprint.
BekaertDeslee announces the partnership with Resortecs, an award-winning company leading the circular transition in the textile industry with design-for-disassembly technology. Together we will offer a revolutionary solution for cover recycling, reducing waste and promoting sustainability.
Today, less than 1% of textiles are effectively recycled. When a finished product is comprised of multiple components, recycling becomes more challenging. The fabric may be single material, but other components (like labels) prevent it from being recyclable. This is the case for mattresses and especially for the textile cover. Mixed materials end up being incinerated, which causes a high carbon emission.
Our partnership with Resortecs will offer a unique, cost-efficient solution that allows the sorting of recyclable materials, reduces waste, and lowers each cover’s carbon footprint. With Resortecs' Smart Stitch™ heat-dissolvable threads, we will bring to the market the first multi-material covers designed for industrial-scale disassembly and recycling. The cover parts are sewn together during confection with Smart Stitch™, and at end-of-life, they can be disassembled using Resortecs' low-emission Smart Disassembly™ systems.
This way, we can divide the mixed and mono materials in 2 different recycling streams. As a result, more fabrics can be recycled, avoiding incineration and lowering each cover’s carbon footprint.
As a global leader in textile solutions, BekaertDeslee is committed to promoting sustainable practices. The partnership with Resortecs is a significant step towards achieving this goal.
Frédéric Beucher, CEO of BekaertDeslee, says:
“We are in full acceleration of developing circular solutions for the bedding industry. We take a holistic and comprehensive approach to make the full circularity process work. By using Smart Stitch™ of Resortecs we can separate complex products in pure and thus higher quality waste streams. This promotes design flexibility and creativity, while not compromising recycling options.”
Cédric Vanhoeck, CEO of Resortecs, says:
“Resortecs is thrilled to work with BekaertDeslee! We've always wanted to take our design-for-disassembly technology beyond the fashion universe, but we knew that we could only do so with a global industry leader that shares our commitment to innovation and circularity. The Resortecs and BekaertDeslee teams have worked hard to bring Smart Stitch™ to the sleep industry. We cannot wait to see the first mattress covers designed for recycling landing on the market.”
The partnership between Resortecs and BekaertDeslee marks a significant milestone in the journey towards a sustainable future for the textile industry. The two companies will continue to collaborate and develop innovative solutions that promote sustainability and reduce waste.