SFF Futures projects: natural fibres
The projects are listed according to their start dates. The latest project is at the top.
Eco-logical textiles for disposable sanitary healthcare products using NZ coarse/strong wool
Project start: 14 July 2020
Project length: 1 year
MPI funding: $79,960
Industry funding: $119,740
Industry partner: Woolchemy NZ Ltd
Woolchemy NZ Ltd has developed a sustainable, non-woven textile made of New Zealand coarse wool, as an alternative to the petroleum-based synthetic layers used in most sanitary products. The company will undertake technical and customer trials to ensure the product meets appropriate standards and can be processed at scale to meet overseas demand.