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Title:
METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTILAYERED TEXTILE WORKPIECE AND A MULTILAYERED TEXTILE WORKPIECE
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO/2017/003352
Kind Code:
A1
Abstract:
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a multilayer textile workpiece (100, 200), said method comprising the steps of: providing a first textile layer portion (1, 20), having an adhesive application surface (2), applying an adhesive (3, 23) onto said adhesive application surface (2), arranging at least one further textile layer portion (6, 30) on said adhesive application surface (2), compressing said first textile layer portion (1) and said at least one further textile layer portion (6, 30), to form said multilayer textile workpiece (100, 200).

Inventors:
OLSSON-SJÖBERG, Lill (Vävarevägen 19, Jonsered, 433 75, SE)
Application Number:
SE2016/050611
Publication Date:
January 05, 2017
Filing Date:
June 22, 2016
Export Citation:
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Assignee:
OLSSON-SJÖBERG, Lill (Vävarevägen 19, Jonsered, 433 75, SE)
International Classes:
B32B5/26; B32B5/28; B32B7/12; D06M17/04
Domestic Patent References:
2013-11-28
Foreign References:
US20120129669A12012-05-24
CN204367491U2015-06-03
DE19945800A12000-10-12
GB2322099A1998-08-19
EP3045313A12016-07-20
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
AWAPATENT AB (Box404 28 Göteborg, 404 28, SE)
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Claims:
CLAIMS

1 . A method for manufacturing a multilayer textile workpiece (100, 200), said method comprising the steps of:

providing a first textile layer portion (1 , 20) having an adhesive application surface (2, 22);

applying an adhesive (3, 23) onto said adhesive application surface

(2,22);

arranging at least one further textile layer portion (6, 30) on said adhesive application surface (3, 23); and

compressing said first textile layer portion (1 ) and said at least one further textile layer portion (6, 30) to form said multilayer textile workpiece (100, 200). 2. A method according to claim 1 , wherein said at least one further textile layer portion (6, 30) comprises a facing surface (7), wherein said step of arranging at least one further textile layer portion (6) comprises arranging said facing surface (7) to face said adhesive application surface (3). 3. A method according to claim 1 or 2, wherein said at least one further textile layer portion (6, 30) comprises a first to ninth further textile layer portions (40, 50, 60), and wherein the method comprises:

applying an adhesive (33, 43, 53) onto an adhesive application surface on said first further textile layer portion (30):

arranging a second further textile layer portion (40, 50, 60) on said adhesive application surface of said first further textile layer portion (30); compressing said first further textile layer portion (30) and said second further textile layer portion (40, 50, 60); and

repeating the above steps for the third to ninth further textile layer portions.

4. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the method further comprises the step of: cutting said multilayer textile workpiece (100, 200) into furniture parts

(120).

5. A method according to any one of claims 2-4, wherein the method further comprises the steps of:

providing a roller (4) having an outer surface (5), arranging said adhesive application surface (2) of first textile layer portion (1 ) onto said outer surface (5) of said roller,

wherein said step of arranging at least one further textile layer portion (6) on said adhesive application surface (2) comprises arranging said facing surface (7) onto said adhesive application surface (2), wherein said facing surface (7) is a surface of said at least one further textile layer portion opposite the adhesive application surface (2), and rolling said further textile layer portion (6) onto said outer surface (5) of said roller while continuing to apply adhesive (3) to the adhesive application surface (2).

6. A method according to any one of claim 1 -4, wherein said first textile layer portion (20) and said at least one further textile layer portion (30, 40, 50, 60) are separate pieces of textile.

7. A method according to claim 6, wherein said first textile layer portion (20) and said at least one further textile layer portion (30 ,40 ,50, 60) are pieces of textile having substantially the same size. 8. A method according to claim 6 or 7, wherein the at least one further textile layer portion comprises a plurality of further textile layer portions (30, 40, 50 ,60), and wherein the first textile layer portion (20) and the plurality of further textile layer portions (30, 40, 50 ,60) forms a stack, and wherein said first textile layer portion (20) is a bottom textile layer, and the further textile layer portion (60) of the plurality of further textile layer portions arranged on the top of the stack is a top layer, wherein the step of

compressing said first textile layer portion (20) and said at least one further textile layer portion comprises applying pressure to the bottom textile layer (20) and to the top textile layer (60).

9. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein said first textile layer portion (20) and/or said further textile layer portions (6,

30, 40, 50, 60) comprise different textile materials.

10. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the adhesive (3, 23, 33, 43, 53) is resin.

1 1 . A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the weight of the adhesive (3, 23, 33, 43, 53) is between 20-70 % of the total weight of said multilayered textile workpiece (100, 200), preferably between 30-60 % of the total weight of said multilayered textile work piece (100, 200), more preferably between 40-50 % of the total weight of said multilayered textile work piece (100, 200).

12. A method according to any one of the preceding claims, wherein the textile layer portions (1 , 20, 30, 40, 50, 60) comprise textiles having a weight of at least 100-150g per square meter.

13. A multilayer textile workpiece (100, 200) manufactured according to any one of the preceding claims.

Description:
METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A MULTI LAYERED TEXTILE WORKPIECE AND A MULTILAYERED TEXTILE WORKPIECE

Technical field

The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece, and a multilayered textile workpiece. Background art

The global textile consumption is expected to increase from today's 86 million tons/year to 240 million tons/year 2050. Hence, we are stretching the available resources in nature to their limit or even over the limit. Recycling and reusing textiles will therefore have a major role in the future.

The process of handling textile waste today can be seen in three steps shown in figure 3a, the image is taken from the article "Current status of fiber waste recycling and its future" by Jijun, Lu and Hamouda, H, (2014). Firstly, fiber waste e.g. textiles is collected and sorted. The fiber waste may be either post-consumer or post-industrial, and can be any type of textiles used for clothing, furniture etc. Secondly, the collected and sorted fiber waste may be reused, recycled, dumped in landfills, or incinerated. If the fiber waste is recycled the fibers may either be recovered, dissoluted or decomposed. A large portion of the recycled material is torn and mashed down to filling material and some fibers can be spun into new fibers. If the fiber waste is incinerated, the fiber waste turns into energy as well as non fiber waste, e.g. ash. It should be noted that these steps are not implemented in every country yet. Sweden for instance does not implement any of the described steps in any organized process yet. In Sweden, and many other countries, collecting and sorting is made mostly by charity organizations and then sent to be recycled or incinerated abroad.

Finding new ways to reuse textiles is a huge advantage for the environment and a step closer to a more sustainable textile lifecycle. In traditional recycling the textiles must be torn or dissolved first. A general desire is therefore to reuse or recycle the textiles as it is without the need for tearing or dissolving the textile. Summary of the invention

It is an object of the present invention to improve the current state of the art, to solve the above problems, and to provide alternative use for post- consumer or post-industrial textiles. These and other objects are achieved by a method for manufacturing a multilayer textile workpiece, and a textile workpiece.

According to a first aspect of the present invention, a method for manufacturing a multilayer textile workpiece is provided. The method comprises the steps of: providing a first textile layer portion having an adhesive application surface, applying an adhesive onto the adhesive application surface, arranging at least one further textile layer portion on the adhesive application surface, and compressing the first textile layer portion and the at least one further textile layer portion, to form the multilayer textile workpiece.

The present invention as presented herein is based on the insight that textiles may be recycled for another use rather than the possible alternatives used today. Hence, the lifecycle of the textile may be extended before finally being recycled. Thus, the present invention provides for an alternative recycling technique for post-consumer or post-industrial textiles, and gives the post-consumer or post-industrial textiles an alternative purpose before finally being recycled according to known processes. The multilayered textile workpieces may still be recycled at the end the lifecycle, and can be torn or dissolved for further use as filling or new fibers. An advantage is thus that the invention solves one of the needs in recycling of textiles, and offers a possibility to decrease the use of virgin, e.g. entirely new textile material. Further, the multilayered textile workpiece provided is a hard, strong and firm workpiece which may be used similarly to wood or as a replacement for wood in certain applications. In other words, the multilayered textile workpiece manufactured according to the above method may be known as a solid multilayered textile workpiece. The alternative recycling technique offered by the present invention opens up for the use of used textile, or industrial textile waste in new ways. The multilayered textile workpiece has an attractive look and feeling, as the surface of the multilayered textile workpiece is slightly structured and the warp and weft of the textile is still visible with a soft textile surface. It is of course also possible to use knitted and non-woven textiles with the present invention.

The adhesive of the multilayered workpiece may be understood as a matrix which binds the textile and the adhesive to itself (the adhesive), thereby the layers of the textile are connected into a single rigid and strong material as a composite.

The term arranging at least one further textile layer portion on the adhesive application surface, should herein and henceforth be understood as arranging the at least one further textile layer portion on the adhesive application surface after the adhesive has been applied. Hence, in the examplary embodiments described in the application, there is adhesive between the first textile layer portion and further textile layer portions. Further, there is adhesive between the further textile layer portions such that they may bond to each other.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the at least one further textile layer portion comprises a facing surface, the step of arranging at least one further textile layer portion comprises arranging said facing surface to face said adhesive application surface. An advantage is thus that there is only one side of the textile layer portions on which the adhesive needs to be applied.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the at least one further textile layer portion comprises a first to ninth further textile layer portions, and the method further comprises: applying an adhesive onto an adhesive application surface on said first further textile layer portion;

arranging a second further textile layer portion on said adhesive application surface of said first further textile layer portion; compressing said first further textile layer portion and said second further textile layer portion; and repeating the above steps for the third to ninth further textile layer portions. In other words, the multilayer textile workpiece comprises at least ten further textile layer portions. It should of course be noted that the number of textile layers, or textile layer portions, correspond to the desired thickness of the

multilayered textile workpiece. For example, the multilayered textile workpiece may comprise at least 20 layers in total. Hence, the at least one further textile layer portion may refer to ten further textile layer portions as described in the foregoing, or more than ten further textile layer portions.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the method further comprises the step of cutting the multilayer textile workpiece into furniture parts. The multilayered textile workpiece has shown characteristics similar to wood, and has been used by the inventor as a replacement for wood for assembling furniture after cutting parts of the multilayered textile workpiece into pieces suitable for use as furniture such as e.g. table legs or the like.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the method further comprises the steps of: providing a roller having an outer surface, arranging the adhesive application surface of first textile layer portion onto the outer surface of the roller. The step of arranging at least one further textile layer portion on the adhesive application surface comprises arranging the facing surface onto the adhesive application surface, wherein the facing surface is a surface of the at least one further textile layer portion opposite the adhesive application surface, and rolling the textile layer onto the outer surface of the roller while continuing to apply adhesive to the adhesive application surface.

Stated differently, the textile layer is rolled onto the outer surface of the roller, with previous layers of textile intervening between the further textile layers being rolled thereupon, while continuing to apply adhesive to the adhesive application surface. Hence, the expression "rolling the textile layer onto the outer surface of the roller" includes the possibility of intervening layers of textile.

Using a roller to manufacture the multilayered textile workpiece is an efficient method where the layers may be formed by e.g. a continuous first textile layer which is rolled onto the roller where an adhesive is applied on the adhesive application surface. The facing surface of the further textile layer should thus be interpreted as the surface of the first textile layer which is opposite the adhesive application surface. In other words, the bottom surface of the first textile layer meets the top surface, on which the adhesive is applied, while being rolled onto the roller.

The first textile layer portion may be a continuous textile portion.

Hence, the textile layer portion may be industrial spillage or used textiles attached or connected to each other via plating, sewing, pre-gluing or other means.

The roller may be circular, or polygonal. A polygonal roller may have a triangular cross-section, a square or rectangular cross-section, or any other polygonal cross-section such as hexagonal or the like. The roller may be made of wood. Alternatively, the roller may be made of metal, plastic or paper, or any other suitable material.

The thickness, i.e. diameter of the roller may determine the number of layers to be rolled onto the layer. For example, the roller may be four times as thick as the textile layer. In at least one exemplary embodiment, the roller is approximately 10 mm thick. The roller thickness may be in the range of 5 mm to 100 mm. The thickness of the textile layer may be in the range of 0.1 mm to 20 mm.

The step of compressing in the above embodiment using a roller may be provided by stretching the textile layer as the roller is rotating such that the textile layers applied to the roller is compressed by each portion of new textile layer being rolled onto the roller as the roller rotates. Alternatively, an additional roller, e.g. a compressing roller may be used to compress the textiles layers after the textile layers have been placed on the roller.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the first textile layer portion and the at least one further textile layer portion are separate pieces of textile. By having separate pieces, the textile layers may be easier to arrange, e.g. on top of each other. Further, less tools may be required.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the first textile layer portion and the at least one further textile layer portion are pieces of textile having substantially the same size. The pieces may be pre-formed or provided in the same size. Alternatively, the pieces may be linked or attached together with any known means, such as an adhesive, sewing, thermo treatment, etc. By having the same size, less hassle is needed when the pieces are arranged, e.g. on top of each other, to form the multilayered textile workpiece.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, wherein the at least one further textile layer portion comprises a plurality of further textile layer portions, and wherein the first textile layer portion and the plurality of further textile layer portions forms a stack, and wherein the first textile layer portion is a bottom textile layer, and the further textile layer portion of the plurality of further textile layer portions arranged on the top of the stack is a top layer, wherein the step of compressing the first textile layer portion and the at least one further textile layer portion comprises applying pressure to the bottom textile layer and to the top textile layer. Hence, the final at least one further layer portion, i.e. the top layer may only have an adhesive receiving surface, and the intermediate further textile layer portions arranged between the bottom and top layers are compressed between the top and bottom layer. It should of course be noted that the number of textile layers, or textile layer portions, correspond to the desired thickness of the multilayered textile workpiece. For example, the multilayered textile workpiece may comprise at least 20 layers in total, i.e. plurality of further textile layer portions refers to 19 layers, or the plurality of further textile layer portions may refer to fewer layers such as 10 layers. Hence, the at least one further textile layer portion may refer to ten further textile layer portions as described in the foregoing, or the more than ten further textile layer portions. The plurality of further textile layer portions may refer to anything in the range of 10 to 100 textile layers.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the first textile layer portion and/or the further textile layer portions comprise different textile materials. The different textile materials may be linked or attached together with any known means, such as an adhesive, sewing, thermo treatment, etc. The different textile materials may be different fabrics, or have different colors or the like in order to provide the multilayered textile workpiece with an attractive aesthetic appearance. According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the adhesive is a resin. The adhesive is preferably, but not necessarily, a recyclable bio-resin. The adhesive may have a drying time of about 24 hours. The adhesive may be an organic or nonorganic glue, such as resin, hotmelts and other binding agents.

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, wherein the weight of the adhesive is between 20-70 % of the total weight of said multilayered textile work piece, preferably between 30-60 % of the total weight of said multilayered textile work piece, more preferably between 40-50 % of the total weight of said multilayered textile work piece. Hence, the adhesive may comprise less than half of the weight of the multilayered workpiece. By configuring the adhesive component, e.g. the weight of adhesive compared to the total weight of the multilayered textile workpiece, the outer surface of the multilayered textile workpiece can retain the look and feel of a textile. If too much adhesive is used, the adhesive will penetrate through the textile layers and the outer surface of the multilayered textile workpiece instead may become plastic or have an outermost layer of adhesive. Alternatively, the adhesive may be any type of adhesive, such as a glue. The content and the amount of glue or adhesive may be adapted to the different textiles used, e.g. to the density of the textile or to the natural, synthetic or mixed fibers of the textile. Hence, the adhesive may be adapted to the textile. The texture of the fabric/material decides the amount of glue. A rougher surface requires more glue than a smooth surface.

In at least one exemplary embodiment, the adhesive used is known as "Super Sap CLR Epoxy Resin", which is used together with "Super Sap CLS Hardener".

According to at least one exemplary embodiment, the textile layer portions comprise textiles having a weight of at least 100-150g per square meter. Preferably a heavier textile such as 300-350g per square meter may be used. The thickness of the textile layer may be in the range of 0.1 mm to 20 mm. The textiles used may be any textile manufactured e.g. using woven, knitted or nonwoven techniques. According to a second aspect of the present invention, a multilayer textile workpiece manufactured according to the first aspect of the present invention is provided.

This second aspect of the invention has substantially similar or the same features and advantages as the first aspect.

Generally, all terms used in the claims are to be interpreted according to their ordinary meaning in the technical field, unless explicitly defined otherwise herein. All references to "a/an/the [element, device, component, means, step, etc.]" are to be interpreted openly as referring to at least one instance of the element, device, component, means, step, etc., unless explicitly stated otherwise.

Brief description of the drawings

The above objects, as well as additional objects, features and advantages of the present invention, will be more fully appreciated by reference to the following illustrative and non-limiting detailed description of preferred embodiments of the present invention, when taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings, wherein:

Figures 1 a-e illustrates the steps of a method for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece according to a first embodiment of the invention;

Figures 1f shows cutting the multilayered textile workpiece

manufactured according to the first embodiment into pieces suitable for use as e.g. parts for furniture;

Figures 1 g and 1 h shows a piece cut from the multilayered textile workpiece;

Figures 2a-c illustrates the steps of a method for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece according to a second embodiment of the invention;

Figures 2d shows a multilayered textile workpiece manufactured according to the second embodiment; Figure 3a shows the current process of handling textile waste, the image is taken from the article "Current status of fiber waste recycling and its future" by Jijun, Lu and Hamouda, H, (2014); and

Figure 3b shows where the present invention may be used in the current process of handling textile waste.

Detailed description of preferred embodiments of the invention

In the present detailed description, embodiments of a method for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece according to the present invention are mainly discussed with reference to views illustrating steps for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece according to various embodiments of the invention. It should be noted that this by no means limits the scope of the invention, which is also applicable in other circumstances for instance with other types or variants for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece than the embodiments shown in the appended drawings. Further, that specific features are mentioned in connection to an embodiment of the invention does not mean that those components cannot be used to an advantage together with other embodiments of the invention.

Generally for all the embodiments shown in the appended drawings and described below, the multilayered textile workpiece showed therein is formed by providing layers of textile and applying an adhesive to bond the layers together. Hence, the layers of textile may be supplied in pre-formed or pre-cut shapes of textiles, which when subjected to the method of the present invention forms a multilayered textile workpiece. For example, the textile layer portions may be textile material intended to be recycled. Alternatively, the textile layer portions may comprise textiles directly from the factory, e.g. new textiles in order to create the multilayered textile workpiece.

In the embodiments of the invention shown in the appended drawings and described below, a textile layer is either rolled into a hard textile log' around a roller with adhesive between the layers rolled onto the roller (see figures 1 a-h), or put in layers on top of each other with an adhesive between the textile layers and then compressed (see figures 2a-d). The multilayered textile workpiece manufactured according to either embodiment is a hard, strong and firm workpiece which may be used similarly to wood or as a replacement for wood in certain applications. The workpiece may further be cut into parts to be used for example for assembling furniture. The alternative recycling technique offered by the present invention opens up for the use of post-consumer or post-industrial textile waste in new ways.

Further, generally all readymade textiles, also known in the art as fabrics, may be used with the technique of the present invention, as in both woven and knitted fabrics as well as nonwoven fabrics. For example, the present invention makes it possible to recycle consumer waste. Consumer waste may be defined as garments or interior textiles with a surface width of minimum e.g. 100 mm to be able to make a workpiece sufficiently large.

Consumer waste means e.g. jeans, trousers, sweaters, coats, cloths, carpets, curtains. Further, it is of course possible to use the present invention with industrial waste fabrics, such as dead stock or samples with a minimum width of e.g. 100 mm.

The textiles may comprise natural, synthetic or mixed fibers

The adhesive may be any type of adhesive, such as e.g. glue or resin. The content and the amount of glue may be adapted to the different textiles or to the different fibers of the textiles. The weight of the adhesive is between 20-70 % of the total weight of the multilayered textile work piece, preferably between 30-60 % of the total weight of the multilayered textile work piece, more preferably between 40-50 % of the total weight of the multilayered textile work piece. By configuring the adhesive component, e.g. the weight of adhesive compared to the total weight of the multilayered textile workpiece, the outer surface of the multilayered textile workpiece retains the look and feel of a textile. If too much adhesive is used, the adhesive will penetrate through the textile layers and the outer surface of the multilayered textile workpiece instead may become plastic or have an outermost layer of adhesive. Alternatively, the adhesive may be any type of adhesive, such as a glue or resin. The adhesive may be an organic or nonorganic glue, such as resin, hotmelts and other binding agents. The content and the amount of glue or adhesive may be adapted to the different textiles used, e.g. to the density of the textile or to the natural, synthetic or mixed fibers of the textile.

The inventor has used an adhesive known as "Super Sap CLR Epoxy Resin" together with "Super Sap CLS Hardener".

The invention will now be described with reference to the enclosed drawings where first attention will be drawn to the method for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece, and secondly to the product, i.e. the

multilayered textile workpiece.

Now referring to figures 1 a-f which shows a schematic side views of steps of a method for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece 100.

Firstly, a first textile layer portion 1 having an adhesive application surface 2 is provided. The adhesive application surface 2 is the upper surface, i.e. top surface, of the first textile layer portion 1 . The first textile layer portion 1 may be placed on a flat surface (not shown) to simplify the subsequent steps. An adhesive 3 is applied onto the adhesive application surface 2 of the first textile layer portion 1 . The adhesive 3 may cover more than half of the adhesive application surface 2, or substantially the entire adhesive application surface 2.

Then a roller 4 with an outer surface 5 is provided. The roller 4 may be in the form of a wooden stick having a diameter of approximately 10 mm. The adhesive application surface 2 of first textile layer portion 1 is arranged onto the outer surface 5 of the roller 4. The roller 4 is then rotated around it ' s central axis such that the first textile layer portion 1 is rolled onto the outer surface 5 of the roller 4.

The first textile layer portion 1 having been rolled onto the roller 4 then becomes a further textile layer portion 6 having a facing surface 7. The facing surface 7 is the lower surface, i.e. the bottom surface, of the first textile layer portion 1 . As the roller 4 is being rotated the facing surface 7 becomes arranged onto the adhesive application surface 2. Note that the facing surface 7 is the bottom surface of the first textile portion 1 , and the adhesive application surface 2 is the top surface of the first textile layer portion 1 . The facing surface 7 and the adhesive application surface 2 are thus opposite surfaces of the first textile layer portion 1 .

The roller 4 is rotated and the the first textile layer 1 is rolled onto the outer surface 5 of the roller 4 while adhesive is applied to the adhesive application surface 2.

The first textile layer 1 is stretched as it is rolled onto the outer surface 5 of the roller 4 to provide a counter force, such that the textile layers applied to the roller 4 are compressed.

The multilayered textile workpiece 100 is thus manufactured layer by layer by rolling the first textile layer portion 1 onto the roller 4 until a desired thickness, i.e. number or textile layers, is reached. The multilayered textile workpiece 100 may comprise at least ten layers or more. A desired thickness, i.e. diameter of the multilayered textile workpiece 100 may be about 80-100 mm. The desired thickness may be larger and will depend on the later usage of the multilayer textile workpiece 100 and the capacity of e.g. the tools used for cutting the multilayered textile workpiece.

In other words, the multilayered textile workpiece 100 may be seen as textile 'log' growing layer by layer onto the roller 4 until a desired size is reached, and the textile "log" is finished.

Depending on the type of adhesive 3, e.g. if the adhesive needs to dry, the multilayered textile workpiece 100 is allowed to dry for approximately 24 hours. After the adhesive has dried, it is possible to use the multilayered textile workpiece 100 similarly as wood.

As shown in figure 1f the multilayered textile workpiece 100 may be cut along the cutting lines 1 10 to produce parts 120. When sawing the textile log' 100, the layers of textile appears similar to growth rings of wood. Hence, the multilayered textile workpiece 100 has the look of wood but its own unique qualities as a transformed textile. The surface is slightly structured and the warp and weft of the textile is still visible. The material is strong, dense and has a surprisingly soft feel to it.

The roller 4 may be made of other materials. The roller 4 material may be adapted to the textile material to be rolled onto the roller 4 and form the multilayered textile workpiece 100. The outer surface 5 of the roller may be structured in order for the first textile layer portion 1 to easier adhere.

Figures 2a-d illustrates schematic side views of steps of a method for manufacturing a multilayered textile workpiece 200 according to a seocnd embodiment of the invention.

Firstly, as shown in figure 2a, a first textile layer portion 20 having an adhesive application surface 22 is provided. The adhesive application surface 22 is the upper surface, i.e. top surface, of the first textile layer portion 1 . The first textile layer portion 20 may be placed on a flat surface (not shown) to simplify the subsequent steps. An adhesive 23 is applied onto the adhesive application surface 22 of the first textile layer portion 1. The adhesive 23 may cover more than half of the adhesive application surface 22, or substantially the entire adhesive application surface 22.

Secondly, further textile layer portions 30, 40, 50, 60 are laid on top of each other, either in same size pieces or plated into desirable size, with adhesive 23, 33, 43, 53 between each layer. Each further textile layer portion 30, 40, 50, 60 comprises a facing surface, the facing surface being the bottom surface which faces the adhesive application surface 22 of the first textile layer portion 20, or the adhesive application surface, i.e. the top surface of the previous further textile layer portion underneath the current further textile layer portion.

Hence, the first textile layer portion 20 and the further textile layer portions 30, 40, 50 forms a stack. The first textile layer portion 20 is a bottom textile layer, and the further textile layer portion 60 arranged on the top of the stack is a top layer.

Compressing the first textile layer portion 20 and at least one further textile layer portion 30, 40, 50, 60 thus comprises applying pressure to the bottom textile layer 20 and to the top textile layer 60 as indicated by arrows A and B in figure 2c. The pressure may be adapted to the textile used.

Alternatively, pressure may be applied after each sequential layer.

Hence, when a desired thickness is reached, the textile layer portions 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and the adhesive between the textile layer portions 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 is compressed together until the adhesive has dried to form a multilayered textile workpiece 200. The multilayered textile workpiece 200 is similar to plywood but with the structure and soft feel of textile.

A desired thickness may be approximately 15-25 mm. It should of course be noted that more than the five layer shown in figures 2a-2d may be need to form a stack at least 15 mm high, such as approximately 20 layers, only five layers are shown for the sake of brevity and the skilled person realizes that the number of layers will depending on the thickness of the textile used to form the textile layer portions 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.

The first textile layer portions 20 and the further textile layer portions are separate pieces of textile. By having separate pieces, the textile layers may be easier to arrange, and less tools may be required. The first textile layer portion 20 and the further textile layer portions 30, 40, 50, 60 may be pieces of textile having substantially the same size. The pieces may be pre- formed or provided in the same size. Alternatively, the pieces may be linked or attached together with any known means, such as an adhesive, sewing, thermo treatment, pleating, etc. By having the same size, less hassle is needed when the pieces are arranged, e.g. on top of each other, to form the multilayered textile workpiece 200.

Figure 3a shows the current process of handling textile waste today.

The process has three hierarchical steps as shown in figure 3a. The image is taken from the article "Current status of fiber waste recycling and its future" by Jijun, Lu and Hamouda, H, (2014).

Figure 3b shows where the present invention may be used in the current process of handling textile waste by the insertion of the term "Textile material". Note that the present invention allows for the direct use of post- industrial fiber waste or for the use of either post-consumer or post-industrial fiber waste after it has been collected and sorted. The present invention as presented above is based on the insight that textiles may be recycled for another use rather than the possible alternatives used today. Hence, the lifecycle of the textile may be extended before finally being recycled. Thus, the present invention provides for an alternative recycling technique for post- consumer or post-industrial textiles, and gives the post-consumer or post- industrial textiles an alternative purpose before finally being recycled according to known processes.

The skilled person realizes that a number of modifications of the embodiments described herein are possible without departing from the scope of the invention, which is defined in the appended claims.