Sweden-based Södra reports it has added 20-percent used textiles to its OnceMore® dissolving pulp. The company launched its technology in 2019 using 3-percent recycled textile content. Since then, Södra has worked to increase the recycled content with a goal to reach 50 percent.
“OnceMore has the potential to shake up the fashion industry and will enable large volumes of used cotton and cotton-polyester blends to be turned into new clothing and textiles,” said Johannes Bogren, vice president of Södra Cell Bioproducts. “We are delighted with the progress achieved so far. We have invested in the pulp mill where we have produced standard dissolving pulp for some time and where we can now also manufacture OnceMore.”