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ABB’s Paper Mill Technology Helps Renewcell Turn Old Clothes Into New Fabrics

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Author: Jim Vinoski

Topics: Circular Economy, Sustainability, Recycling

Vertical: Pulp and Paper, Textiles

Organizations: ABB, Renewcell

In recent years, the pulp and paper industry has gone from having a reputation of being dirty and environmentally unfriendly to being a leader in sustainability and pollution control. Now the technologies that enabled that transition are being used to help the textile industry too. And the players involved are restarting a shuttered paper mill in Sweden to make it happen, once more providing good-paying jobs for the area.

Renewcell is the Sweden-based scaleup at the center of it all. The company developed a sustainable process that recycles waste textiles into a product called Circulose, whose name is the tip-off that it’s aimed at making fashion circular.

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