Every year, The Dutch throws more than 135 million kilos of textile into the garment bins. Only 1 percent of that enormous amount is recycled. Recyclers say that, i order to still achieve the climate goals, action is needed now.Read More
REVOLUTIONARY NEW FIBER
SaXcell, an abbreviation of Saxion cellulose, is a regenerated virgin textile fiber made from chemical recycled domestic cotton waste.
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Carbon footprint environmental assessment global warming potential (GWP) industrial ecology life cycle assessment (LCA) textile recycling.
Recycling and reusing textiles, fibers and waste materials is an effective method to build sustainability in the apparel industry.
Our process of recycling fibers uses less water and chemicals.
Sustainability aspects of SaXcell
An LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) of the SaXcell® process was executed by CE Delft (NL), specialized in this area.
The environmental impact of SaXcell pulp from 100% white cotton waste resulting from this LCA-study was compared with literature data on the environmental impact of sulphate pulp from different sources in five impact categories.
SaXcell pulp shows much lower impact values than existing sulphate pulps also for human toxicity and water depletion.
The most remarkable difference is found for the agricultural land occupation. The impact value of the SaXcell pulp is almost negligible (0,01 m2a), caused by the fact that recycling processes do not require the cultivation of trees or plants.Read More
SaXCell Recycle Loop
Fibers based on the SaXcell process fit seamlessly within existing supply chains and fill the gap between waste and raw materials. With regards to the downstream processing installations no specific requirements are needed. SaXcell is therefore the missing link in building a closed, circular value chain in textiles. The gathering of textiles is significant already and, because SaXcell fits within the existing Lyocell process, the fiber can be used immediately in the textile industry. To market this technology, it is necessary to increase production to industrial volumes.
UP-CYCLING Processing textile waste for re-use as high quality cellulose fibers ADVANTAGES Reduction of the environmental footprint, less water, less chemicals, less ground, (expected) Widely applicable white ‘virgin’ fibers Mass production Producible on existing industrial installations Costs: Comparable to existing fibers (expected)Read More
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Billions of kilos of cotton are being thrown away annually, but the answer to this wasteful problem might be on its way. Dutch researchers Gerrit Bouwhuis en Ger Brinks, who are connected to the Dutch Saxion University of Applied Sciences, recently unveiled SaXcell: yarn made from 100 percent cotton waste.
SaXcell is a member of Texplus
Texplus is a foundation in the Netherlands with the aim to reduce the environmental impact of textiles.
SaXcell, an abbreviation of Saxion cellulose, is a regenerated virgin textile fiber made from chemical recycled domestic cotton waste. The process to transfer domestic cotton waste into SaXcell fiber is a crucial step in the circular textile chain.