Spinning sour milk into silky fibers

 

qmilkSustainability Problem

In Germany, 1.9 million tons of milk is wasted every year because it perishes quickly. This waste has great potential to be recycled.

 

Technology

QMilk is using milk that would have gone to waste to manufacture sustainable textile fibers. It is made from 100% renewable resources through eco-efficient production technology.

From QMilk website:

  • For the production of 1 kg of fiber we need only 5 minutes and max. 2 liters of water. This implies a particular level of cost efficiency and ensures a minimum of CO2 emissions.
  • Qmilk fiber is biodegradable and leaves no traces.
  • It is naturally antibacterial and ideal for people that suffer from textile allergies.
  • Fabrics made from Qmilk fiber provide high wearing comfort and a silky feel.
  • The organic fiber is tested for harmful substances and dermatologically tested for your skin and body compatibility.
  • 0% chemical additives.

 

Stakeholders

  • Waste producers (milk consumers): households, stores, restaurants, etc.
  • Clothing and textile designers, manufacturers
  • Waste management companies (coordinated pick up)

 

Steps to implementation

  • Collect data on demand in different towns and regions.
  • Open central manufacturing facility in a high demand area.
  • Create plan to collect waste from consumers through neighborhood associations and partnerships.

 

http://de.qmilk.eu/presite/index_en.html

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sour-milk-fibres-textiles-qmilk

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One thought on “Spinning sour milk into silky fibers

  1. ar3354

    It is amazing to see how Qmilk fiber enables the development of new textile equipment that have been produced without the addition of chemicals. It is antibacterial, especially against the bacterial strains Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and also has positive effects to those who suffer from allergies.

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