Textile Innovation Technology and Carbon Neutrality
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s pledge at the United Nations General Assembly last September that China would reach peak carbon-dioxide emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. So in the new situation, it’s necessary for we textile industry to upgrade and devote to green development. Therefore, exploring textile innovation technology is imminent.
Recycled Textiles Innovation Technology
Recently, recycled fabric has become a hot eco-friendly fabric. As we all know, recycled fabric is made of recycled yarn. And recycled yarn is made of recycled fibers. What’s more, these fibers come from PET bottle flakes, waste yarn, foam material, waste paper pulp or waste textiles. Through regeneration process, recycled yarn formed. In addition, recycling waste textiles, PET bottle flakes and foam material will reduce the pollution thereby reducing carbon dioxide emissions. According to statistics, recycling 1 ton of waste textiles can reduce 3.2 tons of carbon dioxide emmisions. Compared with landfill or incineration, it can save land resources and protect the environment. Meanwhile, it can also reduce the consumption of crude oil resources.
Textiles Innovation Technology Equipment
To reduce carbon dioxide emissions more directly, upgrading of textile equipment is very important. According to professionals from textile machinery enterprises, compared with the old 8 model looms, the latest water jet looms at this stage will save more than 20% of energy and increase production efficiency by about 10%. Furthermore, with the continuous advancement of science and technology, this number will inevitably increase further in the future. And in the carbon neutrality situation, it is bound to further accelerate the renewal speed of textile equipments.
Textile Innovation Technology Related to People’s Low-carbon Awareness
In addition, new technology need new concept to support. So it is equally important to improve people’s awareness of energy conservation and emission reduction. At present, the concept of reducing carbon emissions has emerged. In my opinion, people’s low-carbon awareness will improve in the next few years. And the market demand for recycled fabrics and low energy consumption textile equipment will gradually expand. Recycled fabrics may be popular all over the world. Gradually, there will be various differentiations on recycled fabric like conventional fabrics. Besides, this is also an opportunity for textile companies to seize.
In general, we textile industry should follow the trend. First of all, insist on exploring textile innovation technology to reduce the carbon emission. Meanwhile, take green and low-carbon as the concept to promote sustainable development. Only by this means can we find a way out.