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Qingdao University develops new seaweed fibre
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Scientific researchers of Qingdao University, Shandong Province have developed a new textile fiber, made of seaweed. This latest invention is expected to get into commercialization in next two years with an annual output of around 1000 tons.

According to experts, seaweed fiber contains lot of metal ions which makes it flame retardant, it also has antibacterial, anti-electromagnetic radiation, and biodegradable properties.

Seaweed fiber can be used in manufacturing health-care clothing and toy making. Further, this material can be utilized in the uniforms of fire fighters, military men. Most importantly, this fibre is eco-friendly.

The fiber made from seaweed has a soft feel and is milky white in colour, however, researchers are trying to produce it into various colours like red, brilliant green and yellow.

According to the latest statistics, China has the largest annual output of seaweed fresh weight, which accounts for more than 60 percent of total world production.

On the other hand, yearly seaweed fresh weight yield of Japan is only 6.7 percent compared to China, yet value wise Japan has an edge over the country.

Market analysts believe that, domestic seaweed industry is not able to dominate the global market due to lack of proper technology. However, once the processing units get well-equipped it can emerge as a flourishing industry and can play a vital role in boosting country's economy.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China


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