Stora Enso joins timber textile group6 March 2019
Stora Enso has joined the TreeToTextile partnership and will support the industrialisation of its production process by setting up a demonstration plant at one of its facilities.
TreeToTextile AB is a joint venture between H&M group, Inter IKEA group and innovator Lars Stigsson, which was set up in 2014 with the aim of developing new textile fibres in a sustainable way at attractive cost levels.
“We are excited to welcome our new partner, Stora Enso, and to share more of the innovative work that we are doing,” said Annica Karlsson, chairman of the board at TreeToTextile.
TreeToTextile’s process takes renewable forest raw material and regenerates the cellulose into a textile fibre. This production process uses less energy and chemicals, allowing for a much more sustainable and cost-efficient process compared to conventional technologies and fibres.
The technology has been tested in a pilot line in Sweden and is now to be scaled up with the construction of a demonstration plant at one of Stora Enso’s facilities.