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Renewcell and Tangshan Sanyou to produce Circulose textile-to-textile recycled fibers

Swatches | February 1, 2021 | By:

An agreement between Swedish-based Renewcell and Chinese viscose manufacturer Tangshan Sanyou was a key factor in the securing of funding for a new Renewcell plant that will recycle millions of shirts into Circulose® dissolving pulp. Photo: Renewcell.

Swedish fashion recycling innovator Renewcell has reached an agreement with the leading Chinese viscose manufacturer Tangshan Sanyou to supply 175,000 metric tons of Circulose® dissolving pulp recycled 100 percent from discarded textiles. 

The five-year deal is a significant milestone in the scaling of circular
and biodegradable materials, according to a press release from Renewcell.

Renewcell and Tangshan Sanyou have worked together since 2019 to develop high-quality viscose staple fibers made from Circulose dissolving pulp recycled from postconsumer and postindustrial textile waste. These efforts resulted in fibers that have been launched in retail by global fashion brands such as H&M and Levi’s® in 2020.

Renewcell will deliver its recycled Circulose dissolving pulp from its future plant in Sundsvall, Sweden. The agreement with Tangshan Sanyou is a key element to securing the financing for the new plant, which is set to start production in the first half of 2022. For more, visit

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