The main objective of the MIDWOR-LIFE is to mitigate the environmental, health and safety impacts of current Durable Water and Oil Repellents (DWOR) and their alternatives by analysing their environmental impact and technical performance in order to assess manufacturers on the best available technologies to provide liquid repellency on textiles.
Policy recommendations will be set in order to promote the widespread implementation of the less toxic and most effective DWOR alternatives to fulfill REACH Regulation.
Reduce the emission and exposure to toxic compounds derived from the synthesis and decomposition of DWORs.
Identify durable water and oil repellent finishings with low environmental impact and good performances.
To prevent the introduction of new toxic PFOS and PFOA compounds into the marketplace.