Billions of kilos of cotton are being thrown away annually, but the answer to this wasteful problem might be on its way. Dutch researchers Gerrit Bouwhuis en Ger Brinks, who are connected to the Dutch Saxion University of Applied Sciences, recently unveiled SaXcell: yarn made from 100 percent cotton waste.
REVOLUTIONARY NEW FIBRE
SaXcell, an abbreviation of Saxion cellulose, is a regenerated virgin textile fibre made from chemical recycled domestic cotton waste.
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a revolutionary new fibre
SaXcell, an abbreviation of Saxion cellulose, is a regenerated virgin textile fibre made from chemical recycled domestic cotton waste. The process to transfer domestic cotton waste into SaXcell fibre is a crucial step in the circular textile chain.
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SaXCell Recycle Loop
Fibres based on the SaXcell process fit seamlessly within existing supply chains and fill the gap between waste and raw materials. With regards to the downstream processing installations no specific requirements are needed. SaXcell is therefore the missing link in building a closed, circular value chain in textiles. The gathering of textiles is significant already and, because SaXcell fits within the existing Lyocell process, the fibre can be used immediately in the textile industry. To market this technology, it is necessary to increase production to industrial volumes.
UP-CYCLING Processing textile waste for re-use as high quality cellulose fibers ADVANTAGES Positive envrionmental effects, less water, less chemicals, less ground, (expected) Widely applicable white ‘virgin’ fibers Mass production Producible on existing industrial installations Costs: Comparable to existing fibers (expected)Read More
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A team of researchers from Saxion University of Applied Science in Enschede started in 2011 with the SaXcell project: Pramod Agrawal Agrawal, born in Central India, has a multidisciplinary educational and research background of over 16 years in the area of Textile Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Bio-process Technology, Surface Modification/Functionalisation, Inkjet Technology, Bio-based Materials and Material Science in general.
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SaXcell, an abbreviation of Saxion cellulose, is a regenerated virgin textile fiber made from chemical recycled domestic cotton waste. The process to transfer domestic cotton waste into SaXcell fiber is a crucial step in the circular textile chain.