AFRY explains its role in TreeToTextile sustainable textile fiber demo plant in Sweden

March 16, 2023 |

In Sweden, local engineering, design and advisory company AFRY said that TreeToTextile, owned by H&M Group, Inter IKEA Group, Stora Enso and LSCS Invest, has invested $37 million in constructing a textile fiber process technology demonstration plant in Sweden. TreeToTextile is offering a new technology to produce biobased textile fibers with a low environmental footprint and aims to make sustainable textile fibers available to all. The new fiber is a regenerated cellulosic fiber, produced from renewable and sustainably sourced raw materials from forests. TreeToTextile has constructed a new demonstration plant in Nymölla, Sweden, which represents a crucial step prior to the scale-up and commercialization of this technology, the firm said. AFRY noted it has been the leading consultant and engineering partner of TreeToTextile from its early stages of project development in 2016, continuing onto demo plant implementation engineering from 2020-2022. In the project development phase, AFRY’s assignment included several pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, process design, up-scaling evaluations, and supplier pilot runs planning. The commissioning of the demonstration plant started in the summer of 2022, and the project was handed over to TreeToTextile for start-up and further optimization of the process, AFRY said.

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