09 Nov '17, 1pm

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Published on Thursday, 09 November 2017 Recycling ‘breakthrough’ on poly/cotton textiles Written by John Mowbray Details Tweet STOCKHOLM – For the first time a new chemical process has been demonstrated that recovers viscose filaments from polyester/cotton blended fabrics to give three commercial outputs from a single waste stream. The new technology is being described as a breakthrough by Mistra Future Fashion where cotton is turned into new high-quality viscose filaments and two pure new monomers are derived from polyester/cotton blended materials – all at high yields. Importantly, the process has been designed to be integrated into existing production technologies so that it can be more easily scaled up.

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