Research, Development and Patenting of Recycled Fabrics

Linus Mueller Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Circular Systems™ are a material science company that have developed new fibres from waste materials. In this lesson, we chat with Linus Mueller who heads up the R&D and IP teams at the company, to find out what their fibre made from post-industrial (pre-consumer) textile waste is all about, along with what goes into the research and development of such materials as Texloop™. We also discover the importance of intellectual property and patenting for material science companies and their innovative solutions.


In this video you'll learn:

  • What the Texloop™ process is and how it's transforming textile recycling
  • About the benefits of textile recycling to local economies
  • What Orbital™ hybrid yarn technology is and how it connects to Texloop™
  • About intellectual property and patenting in relation to textiles and how Circular Systems™ are leveraging these areas for more impactful collaborations
  • About working with Circular Systems™ as both a large and small brand
  • About the key opportunities offered by recycled fabrics

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