Academic Partner:Ulster University
About the Company
Donegal Yarns Ltd dyes, blends, cards and spins woolen yarns for weaving, machine knitting and hand knitting. Over 40% of its yarns are sold directly for export and many of DYL’s domestic customers focus on export markets. Export markets include UK, USA, Italy, Germany, Scandinavia, Russia and Japan. The yarns produced are a specialist nepp yarn for which the company is world-renowned.
The FUSION project will facilitate new product development and processes namely the development of new yarns from a combination of natural materials including sustainable fibres such as hemp. Additionally, the project will develop technical textiles for diverse industrial use including the automotive and aerospace industries.