Is wood the new cotton? Through modern techniques, pulp makers are exploring the possibility of creating textile fibres out of wood pulp.

Wood is the new cotton, or at least might be in the future, judging from new developments coming from Nordic pulp makers exploring ways of reviving their industry and meeting the fashion and textile industries’ demand for better cotton alternatives. Research suggests that birch and pine – trees which there are a lot of in the region – can be transformed from wood pulp into textile fibres with a closed-loop use of chemicals, and thereby meet the high environmental standards of local Scandi fashion and textile retailers. By converting some paper pulp machines into textile pulp ones, the industry will be able to respond confidently to the lower demand for paper in favour of the (expected) increased demand for wood-based textile fibres. Read more here.

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