Cellulose-based fibres, the future of Finnish textile industry

Spinnova develops cellulose-based fibres expecially for textile industry. [Photo: Spinnova]

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A new Business Finland case study conducted by Gaia Consulting reveals that Finnish success stories of biobased textiles rest on strong R&D support.

However, the lack of mid-sized technology and solution providers as well as investment decisions for demonstration plants slow down the commercialization and scaling up of production.

In Finland bioeconomy has mainly been based on structures that rely on the forest sector value chains. Ongoing developments extend the value chain of forest-biomass to new applications in the cellulose-based textiles sector and thus diversify it to new business areas where added value is higher.

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Source: Science|Business