Fibre Production Technology

Technology that matters

Future-proof fibre production with Spinnova technology

Bridging the natural-fibre gap with a sustainable option

Demand for textile fibres is growing globally and sustainability expectations are increasing both in the minds of consumers and regulators. Forward-looking companies are focused on capturing the market of tomorrow and investing in new, more sustainable fibre production technologies.

How does the technology work?

With Spinnova technology, the pulp raw material is mechanically refined and transformed into spinning-ready fibre suspension without harmful chemistry — no dissolving, no regeneration. Spinnova technology is the only process in the world that converts cellulose into textile fibre in this way.

Upon spinning into filament, the suspension flows through a unique nozzle at a high pressure. The right extrusion causes the fibrils to rotate and align with the flow to create a natural textile fibre. The fibre is then simply dried, collected and post-processed, ready for spinning into yarn.

The product of the technology is SPINNOVA® fibre

SPINNOVA® fibres are blended with other preferred fibres and can be integrated into innovative and conventional textile processing methods, similar to the processing of cotton. The fibre properties, such as anti-odour properties and look and feel, are comparable to those of other natural cellulosic fibres, such as cotton.

Spinnova fibre can be used in textiles as well as in various insulation and composite applications.

Benefits of the technology

Position as a front-runner with a clean and modern data-driven production process without any chemical dissolving steps.

Differentiate from the competition with a disruptive resource-efficient fibre with a natural feel and customisable properties.

Use a variety of raw materials – the same process can be used for anything from wood pulp and straw pulp to recycled textile pulp.

Reference plant – Woodspin Eteläportti

SPINNOVA® fibre production technology is based on years of development and industrial experience. Our reference plant in Jyväskylä, Finland, is operated by our joint venture company, Woodspin and has a nameplate capacity of 1000 tons of SPINNOVA® fibre per year.

The plant has been used extensively to validate new technology concepts, which Spinnova will implement in next-generation customer projects to increase capex and opex efficiencies.

How we work?

We will help you throughout the investment project, from feasibility assessment to successful startup and efficient operation of the facility.

Our global partner network will ensure cost-effective and reliable project management, equipment deliveries, and the delivery of quality raw materials.

We will provide a comprehensive process design package that enables the project’s engineering, procurement, and construction phases.

In addition to ensuring a successful startup and comprehensive operator training, our service offering provides possibilities to increase productivity and broaden the recipe portfolio by leveraging our continuing R&D efforts.

Spinnova's key partners include

LASSE HOLOPAINEN, CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER

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technology@spinnova.com