HybTex- Producing hybrid textile-like materials with wood fibers and papermaking processes
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||December 2014 - October 2015|
|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.