Rieter plans to install a full system at its Spinnova plant in Jyväskylä, Finland, by the end of 2022. As per a Knitting Industry report, the industrial scale spinning facility will enable Spinnova to streamline commercial textile development, enhance brand collaborations and further improve market entry capabilities.
The spinning line comprises a complete system of Rieter machines. The UNIblend A 81 will start with an initial mix of 70 per cent cotton and 30 per cent wood-based fiber on its way to achieving a 100 per cent wood-based yarn. The proximity of a spinning facility will make a huge difference in the company’s commercial phase, says Janne Poranen, CEO and Co-Founder Spinnova. It will enable the company to make fast trials, not lose lead time, and test smaller batches than before. This will significantly improve the textile R&D with our wood-based Spinnova fibre.
In-house trials with the G 38 ring spinning machine already showed promising results. Thanks to its Compact drum compacting device, the G 38 is fully flexible in producing both high quality ring and compact yarns. It is linked to the Autoconer X6automatic winder and thanks to the compacting device, Spinnova can easily switch between ring yarn and compact yarn production. The fully automatic R 70 rotor spinning machine, known for its productivity, outstanding raw material utilization and low energy consumption, can produce up to four different yarn types at once, which will be important as the trials proceed.