What is the use of cloth recycling?

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Scrap cloth recycling is of great significance in saving resources and protecting the environment. Cloth rags can be recycled and reused to produce many useful products. We can use fabric recycling equipment to centralize the fabric and then process it into other products. So, what are the specific uses of cloth recycling?

Waste fabrics
waste cloth for recycling

Classification of cloth rags for cloth recycling

Cotton cloth

Cotton cloth is the general term for all kinds of cotton textiles. It is mostly used to make fashion, casual wear, underwear and shirts. The advantage of cotton cloth is that it is easy to keep warm, soft and close to the skin, hygroscopicity, and air permeability are very good. Its disadvantage is that it is easy to shrink and wrinkle, and it must be ironed frequently when wearing it.

Chemical fiber

Chemical fibers are textiles made of fibers made of polymer compounds. Generally, chemical fibers are divided into two categories: artificial fibers and synthetic fibers. Their common advantages are bright colors, soft texture, smooth and comfortable. The disadvantages of chemical fiber are poor wear resistance, heat resistance, moisture absorption and air permeability.

Chemical fibers are easily deformed when exposed to heat, and are also prone to static electricity. Chemical fiber has three major advantages in the early stage of development: first, it is durable; second, it is easy to care for, and has the characteristics of anti-wrinkle and non-ironing; third, it can be industrialized and mass-produced.


Silk is a general term for various silk fabrics woven from silk as raw material. It has many varieties and different personalities. Silk can be used to make all kinds of clothing, especially for women’s clothing. Its advantages are light and thin, fit, soft, smooth, breathable, colorful, shiny and comfortable to wear. But the disadvantage of this kind of fabric is that it is easy to wrinkle, not strong enough, and fades quickly.


Linen is a kind of cloth made of various hemp plant fibers such as hemp, flax, ramie, jute, sisal hemp, and abaca. Linen is generally used to make casual wear and work wear. At present, it is also used to make ordinary summer clothes. The advantages of linen are extremely high strength, moisture absorption, heat conduction, and air permeability. Its disadvantage is that it is not very comfortable to wear, and its appearance is rough and stiff.

Cloth fiber cutter for cloth recycling
cloth fiber cutter for cloth recycling

Use of cloth recycling

Scrap cloth recycling can also be recycled as “recycled cloth”, which is to use a fiber cutter to crush leftovers and waste materials into shredded fibers. Then add plant fiber binder and various compounding agents, and press to form.

This recycled composite fiber can be used to make clothes again. The poor ones can be used as canvas, mop cloth, etc., or after cleaning, they can be used to make some DIY materials related to cloth, such as doll clothes.

Scrap cloth is a commonly used material in decorative materials. Including chemical fiber carpets, non-woven wall coverings, linen cloth, nylon cloth, colored tape, flannel and other fabrics.

Cloth scrap plays a considerable role in decorative display. Rags are often not to be ignored in sales spaces. A large number of rags are used for wall decoration and background treatment, which can also form a good commercial space display style.