Piping Hot partners with University of Technology Sydney to develop fibre from seaweed

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2022-02-25 09:44:33 – Australia

Australian surf brand, Piping Hot Australia and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) have teamed up to develop a seaweed-based sustainable fiber. Piping Hot has commissioned this cutting-edge biomaterial research as a critical component of its clean-ocean goal. Piping Hot is a fashion, footwear, and accessory brand that is connected with Australia's coastal lifestyle.

Beginning in February 2022, UTS climate scientists will build a prototype fiber in response to Piping Hot's goal of protecting future generations' oceans. The bio-based solution will absorb carbon from the ocean and lessen synthetic fiber's environmental impact. According to Piping Hot, this Australian innovation has the potential to revolutionize the worldwide polyester industry.

Stan Wan, CEO and managing director of Piping Hot Australia, said that it's an honor and a and privilege to partner with the distinguished professor Peter Ralph and the UTS Climate Change Cluster. Their purpose-driven investment in marine biotechnology and material science is critical to Piping Hot's goal to defend the oceans. They want to use marine science to effect change and reduce the industry's reliance on fossil fuels.

Ralph, director UTS Climate Change Cluster, said that they're thrilled to be working on this exciting research project with Piping Hot. Both the UTS Climate Change Cluster and Piping Hot are dedicated to a more sustainable future for our world, and the development of sustainably derived materials is critical to that goal. The potential for developing new nature-derived alternatives for the fashion and textile sectors to revolutionize products and their impact on the oceans

UTS is a premier technological institution located in the heart of Sydney's innovation district. UTS boasts a unique learning model, a solid research record, and strong industry and professional engagement reputation.

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