Invention: Ioncell is a technology that turns cellulose and old textiles sustainably into new high-quality textile fibers.
Unmet need: Sustainable textiles needed to replace oil and cotton.
IP Status: Patent pending.
Project phase: Scale up phase.
The textile industry consumes a huge amount of natural resources. There is a growing need to replace cotton and oil with environmentally more sustainable materials. At the same time municipalities globally have increasing problems with textile waste and micro plastics. Ioncell enables conversion of cellulose based raw materials into new fibers with superior properties.
Department of Chemistry, University of Helsinki