Goal for the future is sufficiently up scaling of SaXcell fibre production and create valuable end products from woven or knitted fabric from SaXcell fibres. Support of commercial parties (retailers) is necessary for a breakthrough.
It has taken the developers five years to reach this new phase: the construction of a pilot plant. During the two-year pilot phase, SaXcell will produce circa 25 tons of pulp per year. The first step is collecting used textile. Producing 100 kilos of pulp requires the same amount of old textile. This material is provided by textile collector Sympany and textile producer WeVoTex. This textile is first broken down into small particles. Next, SaXcell’s recycling process is used to produce the pulp. The output material is then shipped to partner organisations in Turkey; Ugurlular, Modeko and Selin Tekstil. Each shareholder is responsible for part of the textile production chain. Read more
The SaXcell process proved itself with the production of batches 50 and 100 kg. To make a fair assessment with respect to technical and economical feasibility of the technology, the production has to be scaled up. Therefore, a plan has been set-up, to develop the necessary skills and knowledge for scaling up of production. A pilot-production of 5000 kg of fibres is foreseen for 2019 for testing at partners and potential customers. By the end of 2019, the design for a plant of 10000 ton/a should be ready, which is to be built in 2020.
We foresee a great future for re-using textile. The Netherlands has a strong tradition in the textile industry and knowledge in the processing of textile. SaXcell is a technological breakthrough from which a completely new textile industry can be founded. An innovative, future-oriented, sustainable textile industry, based on circular economy.
Research is ongoing in development to further improve and upscale SaXcell. For a breakthrough in the textile industry participants are necessary for the development of further research, as well as for the market introduction and branding of SaXcell products. If you are interested in SaXcell and want more information about investing or the product itself, please contact us.