DITF : Novel cellulose fibers based on hemp

Novel cellulose fibers based on hemp

(Source: DITF)
(Source: DITF)

Hemp plants use water very efficiently for biomass production. Cellulose filaments made of hemp pulp with an good property profile are produced at the DITF Denkendorf. The material origins from sustainable and environmentally friendly cultivation. The work is carried out within the framework of the European Eliit Partnership Project, promoting the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises in the textile industry.

The spinning process developed at the German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF), Denkendorf/Germany, under the name HighPerCell serves as the technical basis for producing novel hemp-based cellulose fibers. In the process, the starting material, fluffy cellulose pulp from hemp, is dissolved in ionic liquids and then spun out into fibers in a special wet spinning process. The solvent is non-toxic, environmentally friendly and can be almost completely recovered. Thus, no chemicals harmful to the environment or health are released by the process.

(Source: DITF)

The hemp material is obtained from the ecological and sustainable cultivation of French agricultural land in cooperation with the RBX Créations, Neuillac/France.

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