Evrnu, a textile innovation firm, has released its first commercially accessible lyocell material, which is manufactured from chemically recycled post-consumer cotton textile waste and can be recycled up to ten times, according to the company.
Evrnu enhanced an existing lyocell manufacturing technology, normally used to treat raw wood, as the company’s first commercially accessible material, which it has leveraged to swiftly scale the chemical recycling solutions. Most textile waste types are separated into fibers that may directly replace 90% of those in the existing textile industry, including cotton, man-made cellulosic fibers, nylon, and polyester, using this modular chemical and technical platform.
Stacy Flynn and Christo Stanev launched the firm in 2014, and they’ve been working with Levi’s since the beginning. A t-shirt designed by Carlos Campos, located in the United States, is the first product manufactured entirely of NuCycl r-lyocell.
To far, Evrnu has funded $31 million and is now constructing a new facility in the southeast United States to showcase its fiber regeneration methods on a commercial scale. This new plant will process 17,000 metric tons of pulp and 2,000 metric tons of fiber per year.