Woolchemy processes disused wool and creates a superabsorbent wool fibre for the healthcare sector. It creates biodegradable, compostable and renewable material composites that are sustainable alternatives to personal hygiene and sanitary products.
With a growing and ageing population, the need for healthcare products is immense. Woolchemy focuses on a cradle to cradle philosophy and recyclable innovation. Most personal hygiene and baby sanitary products are made from petroleum based plastic that can’t be composted and don’t biodegrade.
The output of Woolchemy’s patent-pending process can be recycled three times before the minimal waste output is distilled and re-used in another batch.
Woolchemy NZ Ltd is a finalist in the Going Circular category of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.