CISUTAC partners gathered at the General Assembly to share among the consortium the latest updates about the project. The meeting delved into various work packages aimed at increasing circularity and sustainability in textiles and clothing in Europe.
We made significant advancement in advanced repair and disassembly workstation, focusing on zipper repair and firefighter suit disassembly. AI also takes centre stage in, where we're implementing advanced algorithms for image reconstruction and precise part detection (e.g., buttons, collars, belts). This AI integration will significantly aid in the cutting and disassembly process.
We also heard about the upcoming roadmaps on circular economy being produced by the consortium partners, involving thorough analysis of waste material composition, envisioning potential scenarios for 2035, estimating digital readiness, and developing eco-design guidelines. Finally, EURATEX gave an update on the latest EU policy developments.
The GA was also an opportunity to visit the consortium partners based in the Gothenburg area. RISE Research Institute of Sweden, who hosted the meeting, welcomed us in their textile lab, showcasing their melt spinning, wet spinning, yarn spinning, and mechanical and testing labs. We also visited Wargön Innovation where they support entrepreneurs, companies and public actors in the development and commercialisation of new innovative products, processes and business models, related to circular flows, bio-based materials, and particularly industrial textile sorting.
CISUTAC consortium members expressed enthusiasm and commitment to driving sustainability in the textile and apparel sector, emphasizing the importance of collaborative efforts to achieve a more circular future.
For more information and updates on the CISUTAC project, please visit https://www.cisutac.eu/.