Leading biomaterials company Nanollose (ASX:NC6) reports that Orta Anadolu Ticaret Ve Sanayi Isletmesi T.A.S (ORTA) has manufactured sample yardage of high-quality denim fabric containing the company’s Nullarbor-20 fibre.
It is reported that ORTA incorporated 12% of Nanollose’s Nullarbor-20 fibre into its denim fabrics, from which it has made sample pairs of jeans, highlighting the versatility of its Nullarbor-20 fibre product.
The 50kg of the Nullarbor-20 staple fibre used to make the denim was part of the 260kg batch that was produced by Birla Cellulose at the pilot facilities earlier this year, as reported by the company in February of this year.
Nanollose also notes that the completion of the denim production comes following a collaboration agreement between itself and ORTA, which is focused on the development and manufacture of denim textiles that incorporate Nullarbor tree-free and forest-friendly fibres.
“To have attracted a partner of ORTA’s calibre to produce denim from our fibre provides us with confidence around the future for our product”
Commenting on the completion of denim production, Nanollose Executive Chairman, Dr. Wayne Best says: “The outcome of this first batch of fabric from ORTA highlights the considerable potential of Nullarbor-20 fibre and its versatility for use in a range of fabrics and garments.
To have attracted a partner of ORTA’s calibre to produce denim from our fibre provides us with confidence around the future for our product. We continue to receive very positive feedback and strong demand from partner groups working with Nullarbor-20 and look forward to additional collaborative work which can lead to a reduction in the fashion industry’s environmental impact.”
ORTA is a global leader in the development, manufacturing and supplying of sustainable denim that is based in Turkey and has a total production capacity of 40 million metres of denim per annum. ORTA supplies denim to well-known luxury brands including Armani and Stella McCartney, as well as leading denim brands Levi’s, Wrangler, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein.
Nanollose is an ASX-listed leading biomaterials company focused on commercialising scalable technology to create fibres and fabrics with minimal environmental impact. The company’s Nullarbor Tree-Free Fibre product is derived using microbes that convert waste products into microbial cellulose in a process that takes less than one month and requires very little land, water or energy. The microbial cellulose is then converted into Nullarbor fibres using the Nanollose technology, which is reported to be compatible with existing industry processing and manufacturing equipment.
Both Nanollose and ORTA are currently seeking to pursue additional collaboration opportunities with increased volumes and will provide additional updates as they materialise.
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