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TexChain - feasibility study for circular value chains in the textile industry

Reference number
Coordinator Innovatum AB
Funding from Vinnova SEK 479 100
Project duration November 2018 - June 2019
Status Completed
Venture Circular and biobased economy

Purpose and goal

The aim has been to clarify the prerequisites for establishing a resource-efficient and increased use of textile waste streams; the goal has been to build a platform that supports a Swedish industrial textile waste supply chain. There has had a broad participation and the results have been spread in relevant networks, which has led to clearly identified needs, possibilities, and challenges. The interest to participate in the next step is high from the companies and branch organizations. Also, five prototypes have been made by project participants during the project period.

Expected results and effects

The prerequisites for the next step have clearly been identified, and five need-based prototypes have been produced from textile waste. Positive effects on business opportunities and industrial cooperation have been demonstrated. Expected effects in the innovation project is to broaden the cooperation across industries even more by increasing the number of industrial partners and branch organisations. Hence, stimulating a more efficient use of industrial textile waste.

Planned approach and implementation

Quantitative and qualitative analysis have been made through a survey and in-person interview at company visits to the project partners, and other stakeholders. Five textile waste streams were identified during the project and the supply chains were tested on a prototype level. The aim was to further illustrate possibilities and challenges as well as to spread and anchor the long-term target. The project has been performed in close cooperation with TEKO who has used its networks to spread the project aspiration. Also, TEKO has been giving valuable input in the project process.

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Last updated 31 October 2018

Reference number 2018-03750

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