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Fraunhofer IAP and re:newcell join forces to convert old cotton clothing into a mass manufacturing fibre

Photo source © Fraunhofer IAP

Type of organisation or company:

Country: 
Germany, Sweden
City: 
Potsdam

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Project elaborated in partnership: 
Yes

Partners:

Submitted by: 
Technopolis Group
Ongoing: 
Yes
Description: 

The company re:newcell, together with a group of scientist from the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, have been looking for eco-friendly materials to overcome cotton recycling limitations. They have developed a technique that transforms recycled cotton into viscose rayon fibre made of pure cellulose, which is a suitable material for mass manufacturing.

Photo source © Fraunhofer IAP

Main results: 
  • Contribution to the development of a new method for cotton recycling
  • Collaboration between different stakeholders (private company and research institute).