Textile deserves better than the trash can. But recycling it has proven easier said than done. In fact, more than a hundred million tonnes of textile turn to waste every year. At OnceMore we aim to change that.
The textile waste is processed and combined with wood pulp from responsibly run forests. The process turns waste to virgin quality material. We enable a circular textile system – by bridging the gap between returning and reviving textiles in order to create a fiber that closes the loop.
One of the biggest challenges in textile recycling is that fabrics rarely consist of pure cotton. In the OnceMore® process, we separate cotton and polyester from polycotton blends, one of the world’s most widely used textile types. The cellulose from the cotton fibres are then combined with cellulose from wood. The product is a high quality dissolving pulp that is used by the textile industry, just like our pulp for viscose and lyocell.
Our OnceMore® pulp is a high alpha cellulose pulp for textile applications. It combines an excellent processability with a high brightness, and it is equal to our dissolving pulp used for viscose and lyocell production when it comes to purity, quality and properties.
The difference is that OnceMore® pulp partly consists of recycled textiles. In other words, it’s a raw material that is both recycled and renewable at the same time.
Our goal and ambition for 2025 is to offer a pulp based on our wood material and 50% recycled textile material.
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