The project DoubleBio aims to develop a textile fibre which is biobased and biologically degradable in sea and land.
The fibre will be especially suitable for use in nonwoven single-use textiles such as agricultural textiles, packaging, wet wipes, nappies and face masks.
Textile single-use products are rarely recycled into new materials as they are both, difficult to collect and complicated to wash before recycling. Moreover, such products are generally based on non-degradable fossil-based polymers such as polypropylene and polyester. In Sweden, single-use textiles largely end up in energy recycling, whereas landfill is a more common method for waste management in many European countries . Some of the waste products end up in sewers or in the environment.
In this project, we aim to develop a textile material where the typically fossil-based raw material is replaced by biobased raw materials. Moreover, we aim to make the textile compostable to avoid littering and microplastics.
Two years and three months
Skarp Engineering AB, Gaia Biomaterials AB, Björkemar Construction & Consulting BCC AB, Tenowo GmbH