Fraunhofer IAP and re:newcell join forces to convert old cotton clothing into a mass manufacturing fibre
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.
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- Contribution to the development of a new method for cotton recycling
- Collaboration between different stakeholders (private company and research institute).