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Birla Cellulose collaborates with Algaeing to introduce innovative algae-powered fiber

In a move towards sustainable textile manufacturing, Algaeing™, a front-runner in clean textile innovation, has teamed up with the global leader in man-made cellulosic fibers, Birla Cellulose. The parties have signed an agreement to develop and introduce a unique, algae powered cellulosic fiber that is environmentally friendly and offers multiple benefits to the end-user.

Commenting on this collaboration, Dr. Aspi Patel, Chief Technology Officer, Aditya Birla Group and Birla Cellulose, said, “This developmental collaboration with Algaeing aligns well with Birla Cellulose’s focus on offering more sustainable fibers to consumers. We are keen to develop and scale this innovative new cellulosic fiber in collaboration with Algaeing.”

Birla Cellulose is a leading sustainability-focused Man-Made Cellulosic Fibers (MMCF) producer. It operates 12 sites for pulp and fiber manufacturing that apply environmentally efficient closed-loop technologies including recycled materials and enhanced conservation of natural resources. The company is among the top Hot Button Ranking MMCF producers and has been accorded a ‘dark green shirt’ by the Canopy Planet Society. Its five global advanced research centers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and pilot plants. Birla Cellulose’s fibers are made from renewable wood and are produced using a closed loop process with significantly lower carbon emissions and lower resource consumption.

About the Fiber

Harnessing the vibrancy of nature, this unique fiber redefines the textile manufacturing process. Infused with algae’s rich and varied hues, it offers a palette of naturally occurring colors, eliminating the need for traditional dyeing processes.

This innovation aims to bring a variety of dyeless garments to the market while significantly reducing the environmental impact associated with conventional dyeing processes. By streamlining production and embracing the inherent beauty of algae, we present an innovative solution that is both visually appealing and ecologically responsible.

The fiber offers additional advantages, such as toxin-free production and enhanced first-of-its-kind user benefits stemming from the rich nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and botanical properties inherent in the algae added to the fiber.

Renana Krebs, Co-founder and CEO, Algaeing™ , said, “Our collaboration with Birla Cellulose marks a significant milestone in our joint mission to detoxify the textile industry and promote sustainable innovation. Joining hands with a global leader like Birla Cellulose amplifies our impact, allowing us to bring affordable, superior products to consumers and branch into new industries. Together, we are carving a path for a brighter future, where fashion and sustainability seamlessly converge.”

Algaeing™ is a textile innovation firm that leverages the power of renewable algae. Their approach is holistic, focusing on creating both fibers and dyes that are planet-positive and toxic-free. Their scalable and patented technology (two patent applications) is versatile and is compatible with existing production machinery, making sustainable transformation in the textile industry a tangible reality.

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