Woodspin ramps up production of Spinnova

June 1st, 2023

Finnish sustainable textile pioneer Spinnova and the world’s largest pulp producer Suzano have officially opened their first commercial-scale facility producing wood-based SPINNOVA® fiber. Operated by Woodspin – Spinnova and Suzano’s joint venture – the plant will produce 1,000 tons of sustainable, recyclable and fully biodegradable textile fiber from responsibly-grown wood each year. This facility marks […]

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Spinnova-Suzano factory construction makes headway in Finland

December 3rd, 2021

Woodspin, the joint venture of the sustainable textile material company Spinnova and its strategic partner, pulp company Suzano, is proceeding with its factory project in central Finland according to the original schedule. The production spaces are expected to be ready for technology installations at the end of next summer, and for the factory to be completed […]

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Spinnova and The North Face to develop high-performance, sustainable textiles

November 1st, 2021

Spinnova’s natural fiber material is white continuous filament. According to the company, the fiber offers the stretch and strength qualities of cotton and the insulation of lamb’s wool, making it suitable for applications including apparel, footwear, accessories, home textiles and nonwovens. Photos: Spinnova. Finland-based sustainable fiber developer Spinnova® and global outdoor apparel brand The North […]

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Spinnova appoints international textile experts

August 21st, 2020

As fiber innovation company Spinnova prepares to scale its sustainable fiber production, it has onboarded two niche textile experts to help commercialize its sustainable wood-based fiber. Shahriare Mahmood has started as Spinnova’s sustainability director. Mahmood joined Spinnova from Finnish children’s wear brand Reima. Mahmood has both an academic and a technical textile industry background. Graduated […]

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Spinnova and Kemira to develop sustainable inherent dyeing

June 11th, 2020

Spinnova, a sustainable fiber company, has entered long-term collaboration with the global chemicals company Kemira, to develop a highly eco-friendly inherent dyeing method of fiber. Dyeing fiber in its manufacturing process could significantly benefit both the textile industry and the environment. Inherent dyeing in the Spinnova process means that the cellulosic fiber mass is dyed […]

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Wheat straw gets a wearable makeover

January 1st, 2020

The eco-friendly process to create fabric from wheat straw, developed by Spinnova and Fortum, can also be applied to various biomasses without further technology development. Photo: Spinnova. Wheat straw, long regarded as agricultural waste, is getting a makeover as a unique textile. The first knitted T-shirt, jacket and skirt were introduced in October 2019 at […]

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