Cellulose Wet-Spinning

November 20, 2015

Cellulose Wet-Spinning

This technology is still in its infancy, but it could eventually divert many thousands of tonnes of clothing waste from global landfills. In a nutshell, used and worn cotton fabric is ‘dissolved to make cellulose solution’ through an environmentally-friendly process called wet-spinning, and new knitted fabrics are created (Science Daily, 2015). The beauty of this process is that unlike the current method of producing ‘viscose’ fiber from textile waste, no carbon disulphide is required – reducing both water consumption and the carbon footprint.

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