Infinited Fiber Company is a Finnish biotech founded in 2016 to commercialize a breakthrough recycling technology that can turn cellulose-rich raw materials – like cotton-rich textile waste, used cardboard, or wheat or rice straw – into high-quality textile fibers with the look and feel of cotton. The patented technology has been validated by leading brands and is ready to be scaled.
The closed loop solution allows pre and post consumer textile transformed into a brand new material, uses 20.000 liters less water per kg than cotton, and is carbon positive.
The new material has 30-40% increased color uptake, that reduces use of chemicals, dyestuff, water and energy while manufacturing new garments.
Infinited Fiber Company won the Europas 2020 Hottest Sustainability Tech Award, and was listed on the Global 50 to Watch by Cleantech Group in 2019. In 2016 Infinited Fiber Company was selected into WWF’s Climate Solver network.
About the Work
The Infinited Fiber technology can turn textile, cardboard and agricultural waste to new natural fiber. Infinited Fiber technology consists of three key processes - methods that separate fiber, turn material into liquid and turn liquid into fiber. The technology is applicable to existing pulp and viscose fiber factories and using this viscose fiber manufacturers get rid of Carbon disulphide CS2.
About the Innovator
At Infinited Fiber Company, they have developed a groundbreaking technology to transform textile waste, and also cellulose-rich agricultural waste and cardboard, into high-quality fibers that can be used to make new sustainable cotton-like textiles. Their technology is patented in all key market areas and piloted in Finland and the new fiber is validated by the world’s leading fashion and hygiene product brands.