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Green fiber in the 21st century - Lyocell fiber

Source: DateTime:2022-10-28

In March 2021, China incorporated climate change mitigation into the "Fourteenth Five Year Plan", formulated the 2030 carbon peak action plan, and actively took action to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2060. The "Fourteenth Five Year Plan" responds to the goal announced by the Chinese government at the general debate of the 75th United Nations General Assembly in September 2020 - "China will increase its national independent contribution, adopt more powerful policies and measures, strive to reach the peak of carbon dioxide emissions by 2030, and strive to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. 


In the field of home textile, increasing the application of green fibers and recycled fibers will become an important voice of brand enterprises in energy conservation and emission reduction. The plant source, biodegradable and sustainable production are the three selling points of Tencel fiber in this regard. Lyocell fiber, commonly known as "Heavenly Velvet", was introduced in the mid-1990s with natural plant fibers as raw materials, and is known as the most valuable product in the history of man-made fibers for nearly half a century. With many excellent properties of natural fiber and synthetic fiber, Lyocell is a green fiber, and its raw material is inexhaustible cellulose in nature. 

The N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMMO) under construction by Jiahua Chemical is a solvent used to produce Lyocell fiber (solvent cellulose fiber). NMMO is non-toxic and harmless, and has no biological anisotropy. Because CS2, which does not undergo chemical reaction and is toxic in the traditional process, is avoided, the solvent recovery rate is more than 99.5%, the production process is pollution-free, and the product can be naturally degraded after being discarded. The product also has excellent physical properties, which is of great significance in environmental protection, and is expected to fundamentally solve the major problem of sustainable development of the textile industry.