ABOUT

Motivation

THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY IS CURRENTLY NOT SUSTAINABLE

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120 million t

of textile fibres
are produced anually

73 %

of textile fibres are man-made fibres

91 %

of man-made fibres used for the textile production are petroleum-based 

Vision 

CONVERSION OF THE TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

FROM PETROLEUM-BASED TO BIO-BASED

A hollistically sustainable bio-based raw material basis for plastics and textiles is available

Successful implementation of sustainable value chains in the entire textile industry

Overall societal transformation towards bioeconomy from a social and economic perspective

Aims & Approach

TO CHANGE THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY

WE FOCUS ON 3 MAIN GOALS

Develop sustainable bio-based raw materials and processes

 

by

funding basic research and improvements of existing solutions

Develop hollistically sustainable value chains

 

by

facilitating a strong interaction 
between research project partners and stakeholders

Changing the textile economy 
towards bioeconomy

 

by

creating awareness 
in society and industry

Scope 

WE ADRESS THE COMPLETE TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN

Bio-based Resources

Gen.1: 

NATURAL

POLYMERS 
(i.e. cellulose, starch) 

Gen. 2: 

SYNTHESIZED

POLYMERS 
(i.e. PLA)

Gen. 3 

WASTE-BASED 

POLYMERS 
(i.e. PHB)

Innovative Processes

RAW MATERIALS

FIBRES & YARNS

TEXTILES

PROTOTYPE PRODUCTS

Novel Applications

TECHNICAL TEXTILES

CLOTHING

HOUSE & HOME

AUTOMOTIVE

Structure

THE TECHNICAL PROJECTS CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO

FOUR MAIN RESEARCH TOPICS