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Re-spin the thread with recycled fiber

Reference number
Coordinator Linköpings universitet - Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 437 191
Project duration November 2017 - April 2020
Status Completed
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.

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Last updated 26 May 2020

Reference number 2017-03718

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