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.
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.
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).
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.
MIDWOR-LIFE project announces the publication of the Layman’s report in all project languages.
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.
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:
The press impact report can be downloaded here.
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
On July 6th, the European Commission visited the project MIDWOR-LIFE during its latest monitoring visit along with the IDOM-NEEMO monitoring team. AEI TÈXTILS, as project coordinator, welcomed Mr. Manuel Montero, project adviser at EASME – the Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises from the European Commission, and Ms. Irune Osés from IDOM-NEEMO, the monitoring team subcontracted by the EC. The meeting was held in Terrassa, at LEITAT Technological Center facilities.
The MIDWOR-LIFE team recently launched the project web tool to compare and assess DWOR alternatives within the textile industry.
The tool provides access to technical and environmental results, obtained during the project to help European SMEs in the textile sector to assess the different alternatives.
On June 5th, the final event of MIDWOR-LIFE gathered 36 stakeholders from 10 European countries in the field of substitution of per- and poly-fluorinated substances in the textile industry, in Brussels with broad high profile representation including the European Commission, textile industry representatives, chemical producers and research centers across Europe.