News | March 4, 2024

Everest Textile Project In Taiwan To Drive Water Recovery Above 90%

  • Taiwan continues to face water scarcity challenges
  • Global collaboration to deliver Flow-Reversal innovation to textile mill
  • Project design includes a water recovery rate of 90-92% reducing waste
  • Development to help Everest Textile meet sustainability goals

An international collaboration will deliver an innovative treatment solution and help to increase water recovery and performance at a leading textile mill in Taiwan.

Following a competitive tender, the local company All Way Environmental (AllWayEnv) was selected to deliver solutions from water treatment company ROTEC by WFI Group.

Together, they will supply a reverse osmosis (RO) desalination system to treat feed water based on Flow Reversal Reverse Osmosis (FR-RO) technology for a new 2,200 m3/day desalination plant for the Everest Textile Company.

Textile production (including cotton farming) continues to be a huge global water consumer, estimated to use around 93 billion cubic metres of water annually*.

Furthermore, Taiwan continues to face water challenges and unpredictability resulting from climate change, making it important for key industries, including semiconductor and textile manufacturing, to increase water recovery and minimize waste.

The project includes design, procurement, fabrication, installation and supply. One of the challenges overcome was to design a solution to achieve the highest possible recovery rate of 90%-92% while tackling high levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) and other scaling ions, and meeting high sustainability requirements.

An extensive analysis from the engineering team resulted in a unique solution to increase the recovery rate of the plant, using ROTEC's simulations, FR-RO technology, and methodology, as well as software by Hydranautics and Avista.

Everest's sustainability strategy includes the '7R Discipline': rethink, redesign, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle and recover.

Boaz Shitzer, Chief Executive Officer at ROTEC, said: "We are pleased to partner with AllWayEnv to deliver our innovative solution and help meet 90%-92% recovery rate aims while enhancing stable performance for the Everest Textile processing plant in Taiwan, expanding ROTEC's footprint in APAC. By increasing water recovery, enabling three times as much water capacity due to higher efficiency and reuse, we will collectively help textile processing operations to meet their water and sustainability goals."

Frank Lin, Chief Sustainable Officer from Everest Textile Company, said: "As the first vertically integrated textile manufacturer in Taiwan, we are pleased to play a part in reducing water usage across our operations as part of our broader sustainability ambitions. By partnering with All Way Environmental and ROTEC for the delivery of the innovative, advanced FR-RO system, the operation will help to save water, energy and carbon."

Murphy Y.C. Lin, CEO at All Way Environmental, added: "AllWayEnv is committed to providing the best available technology solutions to every valuable client and meeting sustainability goals. Together with our solid partners and customers, we are co-working to create the highest value from the well-developed solutions and technologies."

About Everest Textile
Everest Textile is a publicly listed company in Taiwan and the first vertically integrated textile manufacturer which specializes in yarn texturizing, weaving, knitting, dyeing, post-finishing (including printing, coating, laminating) and garment production. Everest Textile is a leading sustainable enterprise constantly striving for innovation along with energy saving and carbon reducing installations. The company owns more than 300 business partners in the world and has a very close relationship with Nike, Decathlon, Lululemon, The North Face, GAP, POLO, and Patagonia.

ROTEC provides holistic, modular reverse osmosis desalination solutions and services, from detailed engineering, through systems development to on-site operation, with a dedicated, motivated team. Utilizing the ground-breaking Flow Reversal (FR-RO) technology, over the last decade, we have deployed 60 successful integrated retrofit and turnkey projects for global leaders. Enhancing recovery and plant efficiency, minimizing brine, and upgrading operational reliability, ROTEC's solutions increase production, decrease energy and carbon footprint, saving water and cost. For more information, visit

* Ellen Macarthur Foundation: A new textiles economy: Redesigning fashion’s future.

Source: Everest Textile