SaXcell, an abbreviation of Saxion cellulose, is a regenerated virgin textile fiber made from chemically recycled domestic cotton waste.
Its production starts with sorting domestic cotton textile waste into an as pure as possible, well-defined waste stream. Next, the pure waste unravelled and non-textile components like zippers, nails and buttons are removed. The result is a dry mixture of textile fibers with different fiber lengths. All fiber lengths, long and short, are suitable as raw material for SaXcell.
The dry mixture consists of different colours. It is chemically decoloured and made suitable for the wet spinning process. Wet spinning can be done according viscose at presnet only lyocell process. The end product of this step is SaXcell, a regenerated cellulose fiber. The fiber can be cut to specified lengths, spun into yarns and woven or knitted into fabrics. Colouring can be done at different stages, at the fiber, yarn, or fabric.