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Europe Invests In Seaweed Fiber Farms For Textile Production

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Making seaweed more accessible as a renewable resource for textiles, Sioen Industries has revealed plans to commercialize its patented seaweed cultivation substrates, under a collective spin-off division, At Sea Technologies.
Europe Invests In Seaweed Fiber Farms For Textile Production

Seaweed is a renewable, cellulosic fiber taken from the ocean. When blended with other fibers, it can be used to manufacture woven fabrics. Traditionally used in Chinese medicine seaweed to protect the skin, seaweed boasts anti-inflammatory qualities and is said harness deep-sea minerals – even in fabric form.

Since the early 2000s, advanced technologies in seaweed production have made this fiber more usable in the production of apparel – seen mostly in knits, underwear and sports wear.

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