In 2011 the innovative fiber called SaXcell was created by researchers of the Sustainable & Functional Textiles research group. SaXcell, an abbreviation for Saxion and Cellulose, produced via chemical recycling of cotton waste. Old clothing which is normally incinerated, can now be sustainably processed into a new fiber. In the last couple of years the SaXcell fiber has been further developed, optimized and scaled up.
Market evaluation and implementation SaXcell
In the current project ‘From Workwear to Workwear’ the researchers are going one step further by investigating the market evaluation and implementation of the SaXcell fiber. A specific case study has been developed for the work wear market, a market in which great volumes, high quality and sustainability are of interest. Old workwear is collected and recycled into the SaXcell fiber, which is then used to produce new workwear. The researchers on this project at Saxion work closely with partners from the industry: Artofil, Frankenhuis, Havep, Johan van den Acker, Lavans en SaXcell B.V.