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Published on Monday, 26 September 2016

Further €5M for Swedish closed loop textile project

Written by John Mowbray

Berlin Ethical Fashion Show 2016, Jersey Dress manufactured with re:newcell/Södra pulp in collaboration with Textiles Back to Textile and design by Ina Budde

STOCKHOLM – A Swedish government owned investment vehicle, together with a private investor have pumped SEK 48 million (€4.9M) into an ongoing project to build the world’s first production line for converting recycled cotton and viscose textiles into cellulosic pulp that can then be used to make man-made textile fibres.

The new investment in Re:newcell is intended to create a closed-loop system and follows on from further investment earlier this year to build a Re:newcell pilot facility inside the AkzoNobel facility in Kristinehamn, Sweden, which is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2017.