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Infinited Fiber to build Euro 220-mn factory in Finland

Apr 23, 2021
Infinited Fiber to build Euro 220-mn factory in Finland

Espoo, Finland

Finland-based circular fashion and textile technology brand, Infinited Fiber Company plans to set up a new flagship factory to produce circular Infinna textile fibre. While looking for a suitable location to build the factory, Infinited Fiber Company has announced a budget of Euro 220 million for the new facility.

Infinited Fiber uses cellulose-rich raw materials such as rice, wheat straw, used cardboard and cotton-rich textiles to create one-of-its-kind textile fibre Infinna which resembles naturally-produced cotton.

The company’s planning a new flagship factory to meet the global demand for Infinna. The plant will ensure that the regenerated textile fibres are made available in the global textile market in the short to medium term.

“Finland has a long history of cellulose-based industries, excellent engineering capabilities and a strong drive to become a leader in circularity. We are currently considering several potential locations across Finland where the existing infrastructure is supportive of our plans,” said Peter Alava, Co-founder and CEO, Infinited Fiber Company.

Presently, Infinited Fiber has two pilot facilities in Espoo and Valkeakoski. Together, these plants produce up to 150 metric tons of textile fibre annually. With the new flagship factory, Infinited Fiber plans to boost its annual capacity to 30,000 metric tons. Also, the company is aiming at using post-consumer textile waste as its feedstock.

For now, the company plans to export its entire output to global fashion and textile brands. The management is in talks with many textile manufacturers around the world and plans to have formal agreements in place before 2021 ends. These agreements will secure the factory’s output capacity for several years.

Meanwhile, the company plans to start operations at the new factory by 2024.

ANDRITZ, an international technology group, has been roped in to supply process equipment to Infinited Fiber’s proposed plant which is expected to start operations in 2024. Lounais-Suomen Jätehuolto Oy (LSJH), a Finland-based Waste Management Company, will process end-of-life Finnish household wastes and other municipal-owned wastes as raw materials for the plant.

Globally, more than 92 metric tons of textile waste is produced every year of which a major volume ends up filling landfills and incinerators. Meanwhile, the demand for textile fibre is increasing. The fibre regeneration technology offers a perfect solution by turning waste into the recycled textile fibre.

Image Source: Infinited Fiber

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