smartfiber, seacell, smartcel, Next-gen silk, alternative silk, alternative textile.
SmartFiber AG
Material Name: 

SeaCell™; Smartcel™

Biomimicry: 

Silk

Main Input: 

Plant-derived

Founded: 

2005

HQ: 

Germany

TRL: 

4

Founder(s): 

Subsidiary of Lenzing AG

Website: 
About the Company

Using production methods created by the Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastic Research (TITK) in Rudolstadt, Germany, SmartFiber AG combines marine algae and zinc with cellulose to create sustainable textile fibers. In July 2007, Smartfiber AG took over its competitor SeaCell to expand research, production, and marketing potential.

Material

SeaCell™ is made from cellulose and seaweed. Smartcel™ is a fiber based on cellulose that also includes zinc.

Technology

SeaCell™ and Smartcel™ are produced using the Lyocell process. This process takes place in a closed loop with no released chemicals, and the seaweed and zinc are permanently embedded in the fiber.

Applications

SeaCell™ fibers are used in sports and leisure wear, underwear/loungewear, socks, and home textiles. Smartcel™ is used in underwear/loungewear, socks (especially for medical purposes), clothes for babies/toddlers, and home textiles.

Selected Brand Partnerships

Marc O'Polo

Legging made with SeaCell™.

Legging made with SeaCell™.

Marc O'Polo shirt made with SeaCell™.

Marc O'Polo shirt made with SeaCell™.

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