HybTex- Producing hybrid textile-like materials with wood fibers and papermaking processes

Reference number
Coordinator INNVENTIA AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration December 2014 - October 2015
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2014 (autumn)

Purpose and goal

HybTex has gathered a consortium that can meet the Forest and Textile industries respective challenges new potential products and new sustainable raw materials respectively. Product segments have been identified where new textile-like materials from the papermachine have great potential to reach the market. A project structure that will develop textile-like materials, which contribute to sustainable development and increased competitiveness for the Swedish forest and textile industries, has been defined.

Results and expected effects

The forest industry works with large volumes, this can be seen both as a potential and a challenge as only products with high demand can be considered for profitability. At the same time the textile industry in Sweden works with niche products. To meet both these needs, the project idea was further developed during the course of the project. The identified solution will develop sustainable textiles and approach another challenge for the textile industry potential use for textile waste.

Approach and implementation

Through a combination of reviewing the technical literature and discussions/meetings with experts in the respective fields technical solutions have been identified to develop textile-like materials with great market potential. Two workshops have been conducted to better understand the challenges the respective industry faces. Actors along the value chain have been approached and the work will continue to develop the project structure for the Stage 2 project.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2014-04277

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