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Partners sought for the development of high-performance cellulosic fibre materials

A German company specialised in viscose specialty fibres is looking for partnerships to develop cellulosic viscose fibres with superior mechanical and chemical properties for applications in functional apparel textiles, technical nonwovens, hygiene products and specialty papers.

Compared to synthetic fibre materials, cellulosic fibres have a high specific weight of about 1.5 g/cm³ (grams per cubic centimetre). There are additional textile, technical and hygiene applications for cellulosic fibres with a lower specific weight of about 1.1 g/cm³. Currently, the company is seeking partners to jointly develop cellulosic viscose fibres with a lower specific weight. The fibres should retain the physical and chemical properties needed to process them into textile and nonwoven structures.

An approach towards an improvement of the cellulosic viscose fibres could be the development of composite materials by incorporating porous, at best biodegradable, particles into the cellulose matrix during the production process.

Research cooperation agreements are sought to start research towards new applications of viscose fibres. Technical cooperation agreements are also sought to push forward the development of state-of-the art viscose fibres towards composite materials with superior mechanical and chemical properties.

If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, please click here email email Mike Brown, quoting reference number TRDE20181213001.

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