MIDWOR-LIFE results presented during LIFE-FLAREX workshop

On February 20th, the Catalan partners of LIFE-FLAREX consortium (AEI Tèxtils as project coordinator, LEITAT and CSIC-IQAC) organized the first regional workshop in Barcelona along with ACCIÓ, the Catalan Agency for Business Competitiveness.

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MIDWOR-LIFE results presented at CIRAT-8 conference

CSIC-IQAC presented the results of MIDWOR-LIFE project as an oral presentation in the 8th International Conference of Applied Research on Textile, CIRAT-8, that was held in Monastir (Tunisia).

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Great success in the presentation of the MIDWOR-LIFE project in the OECD towards a more sustainable textile industry

On October 30th, the European project MIDWOR-LIFE, led by AEI TÈXTILS (the cluster of technical textiles in Catalonia), presented its main results in a webinar organized by the perfluorinated substances working group from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The webinar was attended by 40 experts worldwide from different institutions including the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), among others.

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The European project MIDWOR-LIFE, led by AEI TÈXTILS (the Catalan technical textile cluster), will present the key results from the project on October 30th in a webinar organized by the working group on perfluorinated chemicals from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). This group is composed of worldwide network experts and major national and international chemical regulatory agencies including the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) among others.

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MIDWOR-LIFE project reaches its end but partners will continue to work towards a more sustainable textile industry

On August 31st, the European project MIDWOR-LIFE completed its cycle and reached its official ending. The project, which focused on the study and evaluation of safer and greener alternatives for durable water and oil repellents (DWOR) used in the textile finishing industry, was ongoing since September 2015 and it had a duration of 3 years.

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MIDWOR-LIFE project presented at the 1st Life Cycle Innovation Conference in Berlin

During August 29th to 31st, CETIM presented the LCA results conducted within MIDWOR-LIFE project at the “1st Life Cycle Innovation Conference” organized by FSLCI (Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation).

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Webinar from OECD/UN Environment Global PFC Group

The MIDWOR-LIFE team has recently joined the Global PFC Group from the OECD with the aim to promote beyond the project end the use of safer alternatives for durable water and oil repellents in the textile finishing industry.

As part of this wider dissemination plan, LEITAT and CETIM will be presenting the project as a case study in the upcoming webinar of the Global PFC Group.

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MIDWOR-LIFE Layman’s Report published!

MIDWOR-LIFE project announces the publication of the Layman’s report in all project languages.

English version.

Spanish version.

Italian version.

Czech version.

Catalan version.

The aim of this document is to provide a general and brief overview of the project and its outcomes to the general public. It was designed according to LIFE programme rules to facilitate the reading by non-experts in the field.



Final report on the communication activities

MIDWOR-LIFE projects present its final report on the results of the communication activities.

During the 36 months, the project has organized consortium meetings every 6 months and participated in the following dissemination events:

  • ETP Annual Conference 2016 (13-14 April’16, Brussels-Belgium)
  • CITEXT’16 (27-28 April’16 Troyes-France)
  • mTex fair (30/5-2/6 16’ Chemnitz, Germany)
  • 24th IFATCC International Congress (Pardubice, Czech Republic, 13-16th June 2016)
  • Participation in the 4th edition of the Texmeeting Conference (Barcelona, Spain), 29th
  • Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn, Austria, 20-22nd September 2016)
  • FILO’s 46th International Yarns Exhibition (Milan Italy, 28-29th September 2016)
  • ETP conference (Brussels, Belgium, 30-31st March 2017)
  • FILO’s 47th International Yarns Exhibition (Milan Italy, 22-23rd February 2017)
  • CLUTEX, AEI TEXTILS and LEITAT attended TECHTEXTIL (Frankfurt, Germany), 9-12th May 2017.
  • LEITAT presented a poster in the 16th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment. 18-22nd of June 2017 (Oslo, Sweden).
  • CETIM participated in the LCM 2017 Conference, specifically in the session LCM and Circular Economy Challenges for the textile sector, through the following contribution: Environmental analysis of the best available finishing products to provide water, oil and dirt repellency in the textile sector. A Life Cycle Assessment approach.
  • AEI TEXTIL participated at Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn, Austria), 13-15th September 2017.
  • AEI TEXTIL participated at the A+A trade fair in Dusseldorf (Germany) on October 17th 2017.
  • AEI TEXTIL participated at the Technical Textile Meetings Morocco on November 22-23rd 2017.
  • LEITAT presented a poster at SETAC Europe 28th Annual Meeting in Rome on March 13-17th 2018.
  • CSIC-ICAQ presented a poster on the 43th Symposium of the Spanish Association of Textile Chemists and Colourists, Terrassa, March 21st 2018.
  • CLUTEX participated at mTEX 2018 on March 2018
  • AEI TEXTIL participated at CITEXT 2018 in Troyes (France) on May 16 and 17th.
  • AEI TEXTIL participated at Colombiamoda 2018 + Textiles2 in Medellin, Colombia, from July 24-26th 2018 where the project was also presented at the Knowledge pavilion as a conference on sustainability and circular economy.
  • CETIM will be presenting the project LCA project results at Berlin LCIC 2018 conference on August 29-31st 2018.

The press impact report can be downloaded here.


MIDWOR-LIFE presented in Colombiamoda2018 + Textiles2

The MIDWOR-LIFE project was presented in Colombiamoda 2018 + Textiles2 in Medellin, Colombia from July 24th to 26th where leaflets and Layman’s report were distributed.

In addition, the project was also highlighted during the conference by Josep Casamada, Project Manager at AEI Tèxtils, on the Knowledge Pavilion parallel to the trade fair.

The conference focused on Sustainability and circular economy for improving the competitiveness of the textile industry.  Read more