Tag: textiles

Trash to trendy: UK project looks to convert waste into textiles

Trash to trendy: UK project looks to convert waste into textiles

November 30, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, a consortium of researchers is developing a process to convert household waste, biomass, and fabric into new textiles. They hope that the £5.4 million (USD$7.2 million) project with the Royal College of Art will help improve the sustainability profile of the textile market.  “The clothing and fashion sector is currently one […]

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World’s first plant-based polyester t-shirt created from Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene

World’s first plant-based polyester t-shirt created from Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene

April 25, 2016 |

In Wisconsin, Virent’s BioFormPX paraxylene was used in the world’s first 100% plant-based polyester shirts, demonstrating the potential of bio-based polyester for production of garments and textiles. A key raw material for the production of polyester is paraxylene, which today comes exclusively from crude oil.  Virent’s technology produces BioFormPX paraxylene from plant-based materials, resulting in […]

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