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Decathlon and Recyc’Elit team up to innovate in textile recycling

We’re very thrilled to announce a strategic partnership with Decathlon which decided to invest in our start-up, as a part of our aligned interests. It aims at supporting our roadmap deployment, bringing our disruptive recycling technology to the textile ecosystem and accelerating Decathlon’s decarbonization roadmap.

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Recyc’Elit: winner of the Courant 812 prize

Recyc’Elit, represented by Raouf Medimagh (PhD. Eng.) is the winner of a competition, organized by Courant 812, awarding the low-carbon industrial innovations thanks to the textile recycling process developed. 

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Recyc’Elit has been selected by Challenges magazine as one of the 100 startups to invest in in 2024!

We’re delighted to share some excellent news: Recyc’Elit has been selected by Challenges magazine as one of the 100 startups to invest in in 2024!

It’s an honor for us to be recognized among so many other innovative companies. We would like to express our gratitude to Challenges 100 for this mention.
Read the full article and consult the list of selected startups on the Challenges website:

We’re delighted to see the growing interest and buzz around Recyc’Elit. We’re giving it our all to respond to this spotlight and to push forward our “Yes We Chem” idea!

To complete and clarify this article, we announce the imminent arrival of our demonstrator, scheduled for early 2025. This will enable us to process several dozen tonnes a year!

This recognition marks the start of an exciting new phase for Recyc’Elit. We’re determined to pursue our mission and drive the recycling industry forward!

Many thanks to our team, our partners and all those who support our vision.

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Honored by the visit of the Belgian Minister-President

We’d like to thank the TECHTERA and AXELERA clusters, as well as Flanders Investment & Trade – France, for their visit to our new premises, which will house our first version of the polyester-based complex textile recycling demonstrator in the coming months. Recyc’Elit is the obvious link reconciling the world of textiles with the world of chemistry and the circular economy.

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Textile ETP holds its annual conference in Belgium on May 14 and 15

A rich program including presentations by start-ups working on key innovative themes for the future of the textile industry. Recyc’Elit will be represented by Raouf Medimagh (PhD. Eng.). Topics will include circularity.

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Rencontres Territoriales organized by TRANSITION FORUM

Wednesday April 10, 2024, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, at L’Embarcadère (13 Bis Quai Rambaud, 69002 Lyon), the RencontresTerritoriales organized by TRANSITION FORUM will take place on the theme “Reconciling industrial development and decarbonization”.
Raouf Medimagh (PhD. Eng.) will present the solution developed by Recyc’Elit.

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Recyc’Elit at Tech&Fest

On Friday February 2, Raouf Medimagh (PhD. Eng.) and Jonathan Benguigui will be present at TECH&FEST in Grenoble, alongside Réseau SATT and PULSALYS.
So don’t hesitate to meet them on the Recyc’Elit stand.

At 4.55pm, join Raouf Medimagh (PhD. Eng.) at a round table entitled “Decarbonized industry: how are industrial startups born out of public research?”, with PULSALYS, Linksium and ROSI.

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Rejoignez-nous au Viva Technology!

Nous sommes heureux d’y être du 14 au 17 juin et fiers que notre CTO et co-fondateur Raouf Medimagh y soit parmi les conférenciers lors de la session de conférences de  CNRS Innovation  pour parler de la recyclabilité et de l’économie circulaire des textiles et des plastiques.

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In this International Recycling day Recyc’ELIT is proud to share its achievements to contribute in reducing GWG emissions thanks to its selective chemical recycling & separative technology to close multiple infinite loops in the textile field

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GLOBAL INDUSTRIE from 7 to10, 2023 at Eurexpo Lyon

It was 4 intense days, rich in meetings, exchanges and future opportunities for

collaboration with actors from various sectors.

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EURATEX: Proud to take part of this project

We’re very happy to be part of this project and to bring our innovative chemical recycling and separation technology to tackle complex multimaterial polyester based post-consumer textile. We’re excited to contribute to build an European value chain with complementary actors and bring to the market our technology thanks to this project and our partners.

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EURATEX: New European initiative to support SMEs in transforming textile waste into value

Brussels, 21 February 2023 – Today, 43 partners of the RegioGreenTex project met in Brussels to kick start a three year project that should change the way we manage textile recycling.

Regions for Green Textiles – known as RegioGreenTex –is a quadruple-helix partnership initiative aiming at mapping and reducing the difficulties, which currently exist in the implementation of a circular economy model within the textile ecosystem across the EU.

RegioGreenTex will  support tangible solutions at SME level, where textile waste becomes a value. The project will contribute to maintain and develop jobs in the EU textile sector, reshoring the production in Europe and making the EU textile value chain more competitive and resilient. It will contribute to the EU Green Deal objectives of reducing carbon footprint, energy and water consumption.

Led by EURATEX, the project brings together 43 partners from 11 European regions, with 24 SMEs pioneering innovative solutions to recycle textile waste. Together the SMEs cover various value chain segments of circular textiles (sorting, recycling from material to fibre, removal of contaminants, processing of recycled fibres to new textile materials) and provide concrete solutions to EU value chain bottlenecks but also seizes upon market opportunities. The project will also promote the development of 5 regional ReHubs in some of the most important textile regions in the EU.

RegioGreenTex is supported by the European Commission through the Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument – I3,  and will be coordinated by  the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).

As part of the European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF), the I3 instrument aims at supporting interregional innovation projects in their commercialisation and scale-up phases giving them the tools to bring their project to investment level. This instrument focuses on strengthening economic cohesion in the EU by helping businesses work with innovation actors in other regions.

Dirk Vantyghem, Director General of EURATEX, welcomes the project: “RegioGreenTex will support our companies in making this transition towards a new sustainable business model. We’re happy to have 24 SMEs involved, who will directly benefit from the action. The project should also mobilise regional authorities to engage in textile waste recycling, which can give a new dynamic to the textile industry at large.”

Raouf MEDIMAGH, CTO of Recyc’ELIT we’re very happy to be part of this project and to bring our innovative chemical recycling and separation technology to tackle complex multimaterial polyester based post-consumer textile. We’re excited to contribute to build an European value chain with complementary actors and bring to the market our technology thanks to this project and our partners”.


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“L’instant Tech” by IFTH.

Let’s meet online at the next L’INSTANT TECH by IFTH #4 on January 24, around the development of textile recycling processes.

Our CTO Raouf MEDIMAGH will talk about textile’s eco-recycling.

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AURAreFIL: a successful project

We are very proud to have been the first winner of this challenge with our partners TECHTERA and Grenoble-Alpes Métropole.

Thank you also to all our supporters during our journey Bpifrance Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes PULSALYS Refashion.

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Here we are CMAX!

During October we are present on two continents: some are in Germany for the K2022 and others in the USA for the CAMX expo (The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo).

Lucky Ayoub !!

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Recyc’Elit will be present in #K2022 fair. You can meet our CTO Raouf Medimagh (PhD. Eng.) the 20th and 21st of October at the booths of Polyvia POLYMERIS and Business France Delegation. He will be happy to discuss and share with you our latest innovations !

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Congratulations to Recyc’Elit who belongs now to the fabulous community of Le Coq Vert

The Coq Vert Community is THE community of companies committed to the energy and ecological transition. It brings together, federates, connects and supports nearly 1000 leaders convinced of the need to act and to place the climate issue at the heart of their strategy.

Thank you for your trust !

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Recyc’Elit takes up another challenge and this time in the world of textiles!

Our startup has partnered with the Techtera cluster as well as Grenoble Alpes Métropole and has been selected to collaborate with the eco-organism Re_fashion in a project to recycle end-of-life textiles.
The AURAreFIL project consists on adapting our chemical recycling process to transform non-reusable used polyester-based textiles (pure and mixed) into recycled polyester yarns in the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region.

Click here to read the Re_fashion press release :

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Successful Repolymerization of DMT toward 100 % rPET

Recyc’Elit announces the repolymerization of their first recycled Dimethyl terephthalate monomer (DMT) into a 100% recycled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) resin as part of its SOFTDEPET project in partnership with their academic laboratory IMP -INSA Lyon and their industrial partner IVA Essex. The IMP-INSA laboratory conducted the synthesis on a PET synthesis pilot representative of the industrial environment. Recyc’ELIT validated the quality specs of their DMT with IVA Essex in a High Performance resin route.

The achievement of this major step allows Recyc’Elit to consolidate its technology and accelerate the development of its future depolymerization pilot demonstrator.

As a reminder, the process developed by Recyc’ELIT makes it possible to regenerate the initial monomers, namely terephthalic acid PTA or its ester DMT and ethylene glycol (EG), under very moderate heating conditions and atmospheric pressure. The monomers thus obtained allows upcycming into PET virgin for food contact applications or any other type of application according to an infinite cycle.