Sweden is looking for a joint project with the Aditya Birla Group in smart textiles as part of their effort to increase bilateral trade. Swedish minister for enterprises and innovation and rural affairs Sven-Erik Bucht stated that if the talks fructify a joint venture between Swedish company Domsjo and the Birlas along with the two governments will be inked.
He further stated that the prime aim of this visit is to boost development of smart textiles using VSF, cellulosic fibre and pulp as an alternative to cotton and hence the Birla group is a natural fit with its easily blendable cellulosic fibre.
Sweden is investing heavily in developing textiles made from sustainable raw materials as it seeks to support a globally successful textile industry, he added. Birla is a pioneer and the world's largest manufacturer of viscose staple fibre (VSF) which is a man-made bio-degradable fibre with characteristics akin to cotton.
Calling for a collective approach to address the climate change challenges, the minister confirmed that Sweden would like to share their experience and ideas about developing an ecosystem based on a circular bio-economy that will build a better environment.