Re-spin the thread with recycled fiber
|Coordinator||Linköpings universitet - Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 437 191|
|Project duration||November 2017 - April 2020|
|Venture||Challenge-driven innovation - Phase 2 Collaboration|
Purpose and goal
The aim is to reduce the impact on our nature by reducing industrial resource utilization and thereby creating a more sustainable industry for textiles. The goal has therefore been to develop a machine, ReSpin, which, in the most sustainable way possible, recycles already manufactured fabrics into new raw material together with a more modern, circular business model. In order to make a difference, a general change in behavior is required, which has been processed by disseminating knowledge about the broad environmental impact of textiles, which has been made via the TänkOm platform.
Expected results and effects
The project as a whole has achieved the desired results and expectations. Through ReSpin, recycled fiber has increased its average length compared to existing technical solutions by at least 100% and created the conditions for being able to spin new threads with only a small, if any, virgin fiber added. Together with a time-adapted business model, we will create a new market for both recycled fiber and a huge sales potential of the machine ReSpin, mainly globally.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is a collaborative project between industry and academia. Thanks to the academy, the project has had many collaborations with students - with great successful results where creativity is overwhelming. Several student jobs together with summer jobs have replaced each other. The communication work resulted in the construction of a new platform together with other actors. All to disseminate knowledge and thus create awareness within the wide environmental impact of textiles.