FINIX – sustainable textile systems research project invites you to find out and discuss Finnish developments on textile recycling and sustainable biomass sources supporting recycled streams in the textile value chain and to paint the picture on these developments in Europe in the coming years.
THE AIM of this webinar is to give participants up-to-date information and practical insights on Finnish technologies and developments in the field of chemical and mechanical textile recycling and sustainable biomass. Together with researchers and industry representatives from Finland and the Netherlands we will create a picture how textile industry, ecosystems, materials and production chains could look like in 2035. The event is intended for both researchers and industry.
DATE and TIME: May 25, 13:30-15:30 (CET) 14:30-16:30 (Helsinki time)
Host: prof Kirsi Niinimäki
Welcome, FINIX, 5 min
Chemical recycling and upgrading, from innovation to business – Ioncell. Prof Herbert Sixta (not available online)
Sustainable biomass sources supporting recycled streams in the textile value chain. Expand fibre project Heli Virkki, Fortum and Katriina Kemppainen, Metsä Group
Mechanical recycling – creating a European textile recycling hub. Outi Luukko, Rester
How can smaller companies benefit from new material innovations? Hannes Bengs, Pure Waste (from 13:24 onwards)
Directions for European textile waste business in the future. Traci Kinden, Revolve Waste
Panel discussion moderated by professor Kirsi Niinimäki, all 30 min
Interaction coordinator Sini Suomalainen, email@example.com