Reuses Of Cotton Material in Making Viscose Staple Fibre
- 03-Jun-2022 5:23 PM
- Journalist: Nicholas Seifield
Shanghai, China: Viscose Staple Fibre prices continue to rise on the backdrop of increasing cost pressure from the raw material wood Pulp market. Many manufacturers in Asia have increased the value of domestic Viscose Staple Fibre, foreseeing the consistent demand from downstream industries. This is encouraging Renewcell, a recycling company in Sweden, to produce Viscose Staple Fibre using Circulose (discarded textile).
Typically, Viscose Staple Fibre is made from cellulose, mainly sourced from wood pulp by harvesting forest. It is highly demanded from textile industries for making woven and non-woven fabrics. Viscose has always been exaggerated for being more sustainable and eco-friendlier, but growing fashion has led to environmental impact due to the chemical process of production from wood pulp utilizing carbon disulfide. In addition, it was estimated that the Viscose made from 91% Wood Pulp is only 30% sustainable.
Viscose Staple Fibre, made by recycling old discarded and torn material, is an essential step towards global textile. Its demand is always at its peak, mainly from textile industries and for making non-Woven fabric-like masks. Therefore, by utilizing this recycled material, the market for Viscose will run smoothly with products at cheaper rate. Growing Fashion, on other hand have moved consumers attention towards cheaper clothing which can be fulfilled by this initiative.
Renewcell, a textile-to-textile company in Sweden, uses Circulose in assembling Viscose Staple Fibre. Renewcell collaboration with Chinese producer Yibin Heist Fibre Limited Corporation has created more sustainable material, which will help reduce carbon footprint and accelerate progress towards making fashion a closed loop.
“This beginning by Renewcell proves that Viscose producers don’t need to harvest virgin Forest, Cotton fields to make high-quality clothing material,” a source from Sweden Confirmed.
According to ChemAnalyst Views, “Cotton clothing is usually burned or ends up in the landfill. Therefore, looking at the growing environmental effect, now it can be recycled several times to contribute to greater sustainability in a fashion that will also reduce the dependency on Plant-based Wood-Pulp and contribute to greater demand for discarded textile for making Viscose Staple Fibre.