Ioncell-F: A Wood-Cellulose Textile Fiber Derived From Ionic Liquids

by , 12/18/13   filed under: Eco-Textiles, Fabrictionary

Ioncell-F, Marjaana Tanttu, Aalto University, Finland, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable style, eco-textiles, eco-friendly textiles, sustainable textiles, eco-friendly fabrics, sustainable fabrics, Fabrictionary

IONCELL-F \’īən sel-f’\

n 1 a:  A sticky material made from a mixture of plant material and ionic liquid, known for its strong bonds, that is transformed through a multi-step process into a high-quality textile. b. A more sustainable alternative to rayon and cotton that does not require the water, growing space, or toxic chemical for production as these materials do. c. The world’s first fiber produced from cellulose-based ionic solvents and formed into a wearable good 2a:  The resultant of a breakthrough method for developing textiles, piloted by Scandinavian art and science students in conjunction with Aalto University’s Department of Forest Product Technologies. b. The base material for art student Marjaana Tanttu scarf design; the first product ever made from Ioncell fiber.

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