Spinnova, a developer of a sustainable textile fibre, has collaborated with textiles professor Nawar Kadi, of the University of Borås in Sweden. Kadi’s involvement will significantly help the development of the Spinnova fibre to suit commercial applications, the company reports.
Kadi, a professor in the field of textile technology focuses on issues such as textile recycling, fibre, yarn, textile structures and composites. Before joining Borås, Kadi worked at the faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Aleppo, in Syria. Kadi has a PhD degree from the University of Metz in France. He i has agreed to assist Spinnova’s product development as a private consulting expert. The collaboration includes training and consulting in various topics around developing this novel fibre.
Spinnova will be focusing on end product development partnering brands this year. The company’s new, industrial scale pilot production line in Finland was completed in December. Production will be ramped up in the first quarter of this year, after which sufficient amounts of fibre can be produced for customer trials.