The yarn is transferred from the waste cotton into fiber by the Tampere University of Technology at VTT's laboratory, which is then fabricated into yarn. The first plateau products - gloves and knitted fabrics are made by sweater company Agtuvi.
VTT said that the recovery of fiber by soft and matte treatment and drape good, smooth surface, between the "cotton and Viscose between". The researcher claimed that the method was more "friendly" to the environment than the process of decomposing Viscose using carbondisulphide. In addition, they indicated the use of the pulp industry to remove polyester residues from the cotton material.
A statement detailing the study: "According to the calculation of the technology commercialization plan, the carbon footprint of regenerated fibers produced using carbamate decomposition technology is stronger than that of cotton and the same type of environmentally friendly Viscose carbon footprint , About one-third of the fresh water of the water footprint is about 2% of cotton, Viscose is 10%.
The study became part of the TEKI program. In the international launch of the "fashion recycling program (ReloopingFashionInitiative)", it involves the pilot and modular locking cycle ecosystem, will meet the circular economy, this ecosystem will make the previously impossible to use the textile waste Produce new industrial applications.