Team SVETEX wins MIT Water Innovation Prize 2021

June 14, 2021

The third-place prize of the 2021 MIT Water Innovation competition was awarded to team SVETEX for developing novel smart polyethylene (PE) fibers and fabrics for the textile industry. While SVETEX materials have superior functionality (stain resistance, cooling, antibacterial, shielding, quick wash/dry, among others), our main focus is on how PE can be used as a sustainable material that significantly reduces water consumption and pollutants traditionally seen by natural and synthetic textiles (plastics derived), while maintaining a closed system though PE recycling.

See the team pitch here: