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Exploring Cellulose Waste Utilization

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Defining Cotton Recycling At the Next Level

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A Fortunate Fiber

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Cellulose, including waste, have potential to offer competitive performance to synthetics with environmental benefits.

Forms of Cellulose, Including Waste, Have Potential to Offer Competitive Performance to Synthetics with Environmental Benefits Novel forms of cellulose, including waste, are being developed to offer competitive performance to …

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Recycled cotton can be used to create a variety of apparel products.

Lenzing is a global leader in specialty, wood-based fibers with a mission to drive the textile value chain towards a circular economy. The transition to wood-based fiber solutions is accommodated …

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Annabelle Hutter with textiles ready for recycling. Globally, just 15% of post-consumer textile waste is recycled with the remaining 85% often ending up in a landfill. The ambition of Säntis Textiles, alongside their partners from the textile industry, is to take steps to reverse these numbers as they believe that the recycling and upcycling manufacturing model is the only way forward, not just for our industry but for the planet as a whole. Their 100% recycled cotton is the first of its kind in the market. This recycled cotton fabric is made from pre- and post-consumer cotton, textile waste and leftovers from fabric production. They spin this waste, collected from over 100 sources in three countries, into strong staple fibers with impeccable quality. Not only is this officially verified, but also when woven together, they create the highest quality of sturdiness and durability, perfect for daily use. Photo courtesy of Santis

Since 2019, Säntis Textiles has been producing around 300-350 tons of 100% recycled cotton monthly using specially-developed RCO100 technology at the plant of its partner Kipas in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.The technology …

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Piñatex® with the reflection of pineapple leaves and, right, fiber being extracted from the leaf. Photo courtesy Ananas Anam

From Fruit to Farmer to Fiber, Benefits of Piñatex® are Far Reaching When you think of a pineapple, what comes to mind is hospitality, luxury, status, and good fortune. Sustainable …

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ampliTex reinforcement fabrics. Photo courtesy Bcomp

Electrification, Lightweighting, and Sustainability Targets Are Creating Opportunities for Natural Fiber Automotive Composites In the automotive industry, composites can help reduce aerodynamic drag, rolling resistance and vehicle weight while offering …

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