The global demand for textile fibers is growing as a result of a growing middle class and urbanization - the demand is expected to triple by year 2050. Production of oil-based textile fiber and cotton fiber has peaked partly due to adverse effects on the environment. The purpose of this project is to investigate whether, and how, sustainable bio-based textile production can be achieved through the production of textile fibers from wood based raw materials or recycled bio-based textiles.
The project is a strategic initiative to develop the area around the non-woven and textile materials in Sweden. It will be done by creating an overall knowledge platform for the new cross-industry collaboration and new business models, and by taking out individual examples as proof-of-concept.
For more information about the project contact Project Manager Pernilla Walkenström, Swerea IVF, mobile number: + 46 76 147 6323