1st Dornbirn-GFC Startup-Days
Fiber based on wood from mangrove plantations
Dankwardts idea is the application development for seawater plants, to produce a new bio-based textile fiber. Sustainable mangrove plantations needs no freshwater, no pesticides, they are not burning and are not competing with land for agricultural purposes. The new bio-based textile fiber has the potential to replace fiber based today on plastic, cotton, eucalyptus, hemp or bamboo.
The business model of the company is to develop the entire value chain from design and management of sustainable mangrove plantations including production of pulps as raw material for new textile fiber, together with local and global partners.
The startup was presented at the 1st Startup-Days of the 58th Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn GFC) in Dornbirn/Austria from September 11-12, 2019.