Sateri, a Chinese maker of viscose fiber, reported that it has successfully produced viscose fiber regenerated from textile waste on a commercial scale. The high quality new fiber uses a mix of dissolving pulp made from recycled post-consumer textile waste by Södra, a pulp producer from the Swedish town of Växjö, and other PEFC-certified wood pulp. Allen Zhang, president of Sateri, said that the new product meets the fashion industry’s aspirations for more sustainably produced textile fibers. According to the company, the new fiber has proven compatibility with existing spinning technologies after being tested at Sateri’s yarn spinning mill in Nanjing, China, using two advanced technologies, Siro compact and Vortex, ensuring stable yarn production without the need to adjust existing processes or parameters. The fiber also proved to have excellent spinning efficiency and delivered even and tenatious yarn. Johannes Bogren, vice president of Södra Cell Bioproducts, said: “Our technology has huge potential to increase the circularity and recycled content of textiles.” Sateri is working with several dissolving pulp producers using various innovative technologies to aid the push towards a circular bioeconomy. The company will be partnering yarn customers, garment manufacturers and fashion brands to market and officially launch this new recycled viscose fiber product in the coming months, with the eventual goal of making recycled fiber available to the mass market.