NTU Singapore and Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), a global resources-based manufacturing group, launched the RGE-NTU Sustainable Textile Research Centre (RGE-NTU SusTex) to accelerate innovation in textile recycling and translate research outcomes into practical solutions that can be deployed in urban settings like Singapore.
Researchers in the S$6 million joint research centre will look into areas such as next-generation eco-friendly and sustainable textiles, and refabricating textile waste into fibre. The aim is to study the chemistry of various textile materials and determine the optimal processes and techniques required to bring us closer to a circular textile economy.
This is in line with Singapore’s Zero Waste vision, as well as the Singapore Green Plan 2030.
The research centre, located at NTU’s School of Materials Science and Engineering, was officially launched by Ms Grace Fu, Singapore’s Minister for Sustainability and the Environment.