InfinitedFibre Company plans to build a commercial-scale factory to produce regenerated textile fibre.
As per an Innovation in Textiles report, the factory will be located at Stora Enso’s mothballed Veitsiluoto paper mill in Kemi, a Finnish city on the northern shore of the Baltic Sea.
The cost of the investment is estimated at €400 million, and is expected to create around 270 jobs in the area. The annual fibre production capacity of the planned factory will be 30,000 metric tons – equivalent to the fibre needed for about 100 million T-shirts.
Infinited’s technology enables cotton-rich textile waste to be transformed into a versatile, high-quality regenerated textile fibre called Infinna, which looks and feels like cotton.
Infinited expects to export most of the output of its planned factory, which makes Kemi an ideal location – the city’s port serves as very efficient link to the rest of the world.