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The goal of Fortex is to manufacture textile fibers from Swedish forest products in a eco- and cost-effective manner. The idea is to make use of the facilities and equipment available in today's pulp mills and to integrate this with facilities for fiber spinning.

In the textile industry there is a demand for cellulose-based alternative to cotton fibers. This is because cotton growing and has several disadvantages in terms of sustainability, and is unable to meet the growing demand.

The project started in 2012 and includes Södra Cell, Kiram AB, H & M and Ikea, Innventia, SP (which coordinates) and SwereaIVF.

The project is funded by VINNOVA and Innventia's contact is Åsa Samuelsson.