Finnish firm Metsa’s Kurra fibre gives positive sustainability results
Finnish industry group Metsa’s Kurra textile fibre has been positively assessed by the Spanish private research organisation, Cartif, focusing on the environmental and social performance. Kuura is still in a R&D phase and the production process to make it is currently being tested and further developed at a tonne per day demo plant in Äänekoski, Finland. In regard to environmental performance, when compared to other commercial man-made cellulosic fibres (viscose and lyocell), and to cotton, Kuura shows the lowest impact on climate change, supporting its viability as a sustainable solution in the market of textile fibres.
“Using Life Cycle Thinking already in the process design phase is a smart way of keeping sustainability aspects in the spotlight from the beginning. It is encouraging to see this commitment to sustainable development in big industrial players like Metsä,” Fernando Burgoa, LCA specialist at Cartif said in a statement.
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