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Spinnova's eco-friendly yarn from pine and spruce fibres
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Apr '15
A Finnish research and product development company Spinnova is developing fibre to yarn (F2Y) technology which is completely different from traditional textile yarn production. F2Y technology uses no chemicals to dissolve wood fibre to a polymer level and regenerate cellulosic filaments. Instead the technology allows the production of novel, low cost and environmentally friendly textile yarns for filaments made directly from wood fibres through a wet spinning process. 
 
Spinnova’s technique is ideal for refining Finnish long fibre length woods, such as that of pine and spruce species. It is the only technology which can be used to manufacture yarn directly from wood fibres without chemical processing.
 
Janne Poranen, the CEO of Spinnova, has had a long career in leadership positions in pulp and paper making research at VTT. The inventor behind the technique, Juha Salmela, is the company’s CTO. The innovation has originated from VTT’s pulp and paper sector research.
 
Launched in January, Spinnova is the latest spin-off of VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. Spinnova has already attracted EUR 1.95 million in investments. 
 

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