Spinnova and Tearfil to inaugurate R&D yarn spinning line

YarnsandFibers News Bureau 2024-05-09 17:12:04 – Portugal

Spinnova's R&D yarn spinning line has been launched at Tearfil's mill in Portugal. Spinnova and Tearfil initiated a yarn development partnership in June 2023, sharing the spinning line's capacity. The machinery for the spinning line was provided by Rieter, a leading supplier of yarn production systems worldwide. This R&D spinning line is utilized for product experimentation and testing of SPINNOVA® fiber, aiming to refine the fiber for diverse applications in large-scale yarn production and to facilitate collaborative development with industrial partners.

Shahriare Mahmood, Chief Product and Sustainability Officer at Spinnova, emphasizes the significance of yarn spinning in transitioning SPINNOVA® fiber from a novel material to a commercially viable product integrated into the textile value chain. The dedicated R&D spinning line allows for swift testing of fiber batches, with the goal of establishing industry guidelines for SPINNOVA® fiber application across various sectors, leveraging Tearfil's yarn processing expertise and Rieter's support.

Maria de Belém Machado, CEO of Tearfil, expresses enthusiasm for the partnership with Spinnova, marking a pivotal moment in their commitment to sustainable innovation in the textile industry. By leveraging the capabilities of the cutting-edge spinning line, Tearfil and Spinnova aim to advance the development and testing of SPINNOVA® fiber, paving the way for its widespread adoption. The collaboration combines Tearfil's yarn processing proficiency with Spinnova's innovative fiber technology, shaping the future of sustainable textiles.

Franziska Häfeli, Head of Sales and Marketing at Rieter, affirms Rieter's contribution to Spinnova's product development with state-of-the-art machinery. Recognizing SPINNOVA® fiber as a frontrunner in sustainable fiber innovations, Rieter remains committed to supporting Spinnova in spinning an entirely innovative yarn, drawing upon Rieter's comprehensive textile expertise spanning from fiber to yarn production.

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