Turning waste into a useful resource is one of the pressing challenges towards a more sustainable world. LUUUP has developed an approach that closes the linear production model of the textile industry. Combining different chemical processes, LUUUP recycles mixed textile waste to close the LUUUP for producing new feedstock.
With the deconstruction of used clothing, LUUUP’s approach is superior to other existing solutions because of its clean and circular chemical process. Using ionic liquids to deconstruct used textiles, the LUUUP approach is able to separate cellulose from other e.g. plastic-based materials and extract a cotton-like fiber that can be refined into a yarn using a wet-spinning process.