Spinnova/Suzano: Woodspin ramps up production...

Woodspin ramps up production at new zero-emission factory

(Source: Spinnova)
(Source: Spinnova)

The first commercial facility producing wood-based Spinnova fiber is scaling up production of the sustainable textile fiber. Operated by Woodspin a joint venture between Spinnova Oy, Jyväskylä/Finland, and pulp producer Suzano SA, Salvador/Brazil, the plant will produce 1,000 tons of sustainable, recyclable and fully biodegradable textile fiber from responsibly grown wood each year. This facility marks the first industrial operations Suzano has outside of Brazil. Woodspin has also announced plans to open a second site to scale production further. Their aim is to build 1 million tons of wood-based Spinnova fiber annual production capacity by 2033.
Spinnova’s patented fiber production process does not require any harmful chemicals or dissolving, nor does it generate waste or microplastics. It has a 74% smaller life cycle carbon footprint and uses 99.5% less water compared to conventional cotton production. The result is a natural, cotton-like textile fiber that meets the rigorous environmental and performance demands of brands and consumers alike – and, through facilities such as this one, can now be produced at scale.
Capable of producing textile fiber with zero emissions, the modern facility also has a comprehensive approach to circularity and sustainability. As the only by-product of Spinnova production is heat, the facility does not require an environmental permit to operate. Using an advanced energy recovery system, excess heat is recycled into the local district heating system, estimated to save 2.4 kg of CO2e per kg of fiber produced, that would otherwise be required to generate district heat. Coupled with an environmentally friendly production process, Woodspin’s pioneering large-scale facility saves more emissions than it creates.
Spinnova fiber spun at Woodspin’s facility is produced from wood pulp made from certified, sustainably grown eucalyptus trees. All pulp is sourced from Suzano, which has a strict zero deforestation policy and only plants on land that was previously degraded.  

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»The global fashion and textile industry needs high quality sustainable and recyclable materials.«
Christian Orglmeister, Executive Director New Business, Suzano

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