Spinnova represents a disruptive, ecological innovation that turns cellulose and waste streams into textile fibre simply without dissolving or any harmful chemicals. Spinnova develops the most sustainable fibre in the world.
A company in a late-growth stage that has already received funds. It shows a high level of transparency and communicates its mission and vision clearly, including a commitment to the SDGs, and reports on sustainability and impact. The startup usually has a positive impact on a global scale and generates substantial change for underserved communities or areas. The risk that impact will not occur as expected is medium.
Sustainable fibre development to be used in textiles.
The development of new, pure bio-based materials for the textile industry with a unique method. Research and development is based on the technology we have created, inspired by spider web. There are no waste streams in this closed process. Its only side product is evaporated water, also recycled back into the process. What differentiates Spinnova from other bio-based textile materials is that its process includes no dissolving or any other harmful and complex chemical processes. It is the only company in the world able to convert pulp into textile fibre without harmful chemicals. The process is based on mechanical treatment of the pulp, as well as fibre suspension flows and rheology. The finely ground pulp mass flows through a unique nozzle, where the fibres and fibrils rotate and align with the flow, creating a strong, elastic fibre network. The fibre is then spun and dried, suitable as-is for spinning into yarn and then knitting or weaving into fabric elsewhere. Spinnova currently has 18 international patents Granted and dozens pending, in nine different patent families, covering the most critical elements of the process.
A more sustainable textile industry, where sustainable cellulose-based materials are a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly and preferred option for brands, and available to all consumers. Our preferred business models are directly derived from our vision.
Sale of fiber to textile manufacturers.