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Birla Excel Solvent Spun Cellulosic Fibre Plant

The Lyocell technology is a closed loop technology with superior sustainability credentials than all the man-made fibres and cotton. Lyocell fibres are produced by regenerating cellulose in an organic solvent, N-methyl morpholine-N-oxide hydrate, which is nontoxic and biodegradable and is almost completely recycled. The production of fibre is with zero emissions therby leading to better environmental conditions for society and communities as compared to production of other manmade fibres. The technology requires fewer steps than conventional cellulosic fibre and hence it has better cost economics. Standard grade greige lyocell fiber manufactured by the Birla Cellulosic was both new to the firm as well as new to the market.

Focused Area: Cellulosic fibre

Alignment with SDG: SDG 9, 12, 13, 17

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Patent Granted: 10

Paper Published: 5

Industry Name: M/s Grasim Industries Ltd

Industry Location: Kharach

Funding Agency: Technology Development Board (TDB)