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The Success Story of Cellulosic Fibers Continues

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Exploring Cellulose Waste Utilization

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Viability of Renewable Sources in Polymers

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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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LENZING™ ECOVERO™ with REFIBRA™ technology incorporates up to 20% of recycled raw material content from post-consumer textile waste. The goal is to further increase this ratio in the future.

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Bio-based fibers are the fiber industry’s response to the call for sustainability. iStock/Fermate

A Primer on the Sustainable Golden Ticket Bio-based fibers are the fiber industry’s response to the world’s calls for sustainability. However, the term “bio-based fiber” is often used loosely. In …

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Natural fiber sliver, pre-yarn. Photo courtesy MINIFibers

A Pathway to Sustainable Textiles The global textile industry involves the production, processing, and distribution of various fibers, fabrics, and finished textile products. It encompasses a wide range of activities, …

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The Fiber4Fiber project aims to develop optimized dissolving pulp from Portuguese Eucalyptus globulus trees to produce man-made cellulosic fibers, such as lyocell and viscose, which can be traced along the value chain. Photo courtesy CeNTI

Cellulose as a Raw Material Could Be the Answer to Future Textile Demand Cellulose fibers are steadily making their way into a wide range of applications, including textiles, hygiene products …

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