Infinited Fiber technology can turn textile, cardboard and agricultural waste into new and better cotton – infinitely. Originally, the technology was developed by VTT, the Technical Research Centre of Finland, through a multimillion-euro investment programme. All the rights and know-how were transferred to Infinited Fiber Company in early 2018. The technology process has three main phases: fibre separation; converting the material into liquid; and turning that liquid into fibre.
IFC offers carbon-neutral fibre regeneration technology for the textile and non-woven industries. The company is currently running its 50-tonne pilot plant in Espoo (Finland) and has plans to increase the capacity to 500 tons by 2020. IFC employs 11 people and its turnover in 2018 was 1.5 million euros.