RETEX Panels announces an innovative new construction panel made of textile waste

March 30, 2021 Toomas Allikas

Tallinn, Estonia, March 30, 2021 – Toomas Allikas, CEO of RETEX Panels Group OÜ (“RETEX”), has just announced the introduction of the first construction panel made from recycled textile waste, the RETEX panel. The company uses an innovative new manufacturing technology to make the panels which are stronger and more durable than traditional wood panels.

“Using this new proprietary manufacturing process RETEX has created a whole new class of building materials made from textile and plastic waste that are better performing than Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) but priced at the Oriented Strand Board (OSB) level” states Mr. Allikas. At the same time RETEX Panels is helping to solve two major problems in Europe, textile and plastic waste. “Our goal is to recycle 15% or more of the textile waste in Europe within 6 years. This is waste not incinerated or sent to landfills but recycled into an added value product!”

The RETEX panel is manufactured with a new process that has significantly lower pollution and CO2 footprint than existing structured wood panel products. RETEX uses no toxic chemicals, releases no pollutants, uses no water, and requires much less energy to produce than wood panels, thereby contributing to a healthier environment. The panel itself can be recycled into new product at the end of its useful life.

As part of the product launch, RETEX is reaching out to construction companies, architects, developers, and other industry participants to introduce the new panel. “We are sending out information, data and samples of the product for customers to examine and test. Everyone is quite excited to look at this completely new product!” 

In particular, customers focused on sustainable and environmentally friendly construction should be very interested in this new panel. According to Mr. Allikas, sales of the RETEX panel will start in the Nordic countries first within the next year and then across Europe.

Customers interested in receiving a sample (10cm x 20 cm) and product information should contact RETEX via the website order form:

A brief comparison of the panel’s mechanical strength to selected competitor products is provided below.

Bending strength (MOR)
Parallel to grain
Bending strength (MOR)
Perpendicular to grain 
RETEX Panel*29.029.0
Steico LVL X30.010.0
Metsawood LVL-Q32.07.0
Metsawood plywood (Spruce)23.810.4
Norbord OSB423.012.2
SwissKrono OSB427.519.0
Kronospan OSB320.010.0
Kronospan MDF20.020.0
Kronospan Particle Board11.011.0
* Test results from TalTech Laboratory of Mechanical Testing and Metrology

RETEX Panels Group OÜ is an Estonian company that is establishing operations in Finland, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and other countries. The company develops new construction materials from recycled textile, plastic and car tire waste.

RETEX products are: RETEX Panel, RETEX SIP and RETEX EcoTile.

All products are environmentally friendly, do not contain any toxic chemicals or pollutants, use no water in production and have sharply reduced CO2 levels compared to traditional building materials.

RETEX Panels Group OÜ
Toomas Allikas, CEO
+372 53 123 123

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