Enhanced dissolving pulp from Eucalyptus globulus towards cellulose-based textile fibres
Fiber4Fiber project intent to develop optimized dissolving pulps, from Portuguese Eucalyptus globulus trees, to produce man-made cellulosic fibres – Lyocell and Viscose, that can be traced along the value chain. This traceability will make it possible to distinguish products with sustainable origin from others similar that come from less responsible management sources, making it crucial to leverage the use of these fibres in increasingly demanding applications.
These pulps will also be used to develop innovative functionalized lyocell fibres, to be marketed as premium products, as textile fibres and technical yarns.
1. Improve national research, technological development, and innovation;
2. Evaluate the impact of Eucalyptus globulus pulp’s quality on the fibres spinning processes;
3. Optimization of dissolving pulps from CAIMA company for the processes of Viscose and Lyocell;
4. Functionalization of CAIMA's pulp to be traceable;
5. Development of functionalized Lyocell fibres for technical textiles production.
Project Number: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-046948
Approval date: 27 November 2020
Project Duration: July 2020 to June 2023
Total eligible cost: 1 925 809.72 €
Financial Support EU: FEDER – 1 201 267.41 €
Project Type: SI&DT Empresarial – Copromoção
Intervention Region: Centre and North of Portugal