Automated Sorting in Big Scale SIPTex III

Building the world's first automated sorting plant for post-consumer textiles on an industrial scale.

Period of the project : May 2019 – October 2022

Boer group is partner of a broad consortium consisting of Swedish fashion companies, research institutes, authorities and actors from different parts of the value chain for textiles.

The last step of the 3-stage project funded by Vinnova was the implementation phase.

SIPTex III aims to establish an industrial scale automated textile sorting facility with an annual sorting capacity > 20 000 tons of textile waste in Malmoe (South of Sweden).

The SIPTex sorting technology is based on visual (VIS) and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, enabling detection of both fiber types and colors (

Besides the establishment of the sorting facility various other topics will be explored, e.g., quality assurance, chemical content or environmental impact. Are you interested to learn more about this topics? Please look at the summary report of the final project:

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