PARIS – Spiber, the makers of branded ‘Brewed Protein’ fibres derived from sugar cane and agricultural residues, is researching how to make its polymers from cellulosic textile waste.
Speaking at the on-going Première Vision trade fair in Paris, Ayana Nakajima, global marketing and communications specialist at Spiber, said it was hoped that a new round of research on the lab-designed polymer would lead to the use of textile waste in future.
The issue with this, for Spiber, is that it would need to collect cellulose textile materials that can be easily broken down into molecules that its micro-organisms can turn into specifically designed polymers.
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