On January 29, part of the industrial demonstration tests of the MIDWOR-LIFE project were carried out in the finishing company Hidrocolor. The company collaborates together with 5 other finishing textile companies from Spain, Italy and Czech Republic who will validate safer and environmentally-friendlier DWORs in the frame of the project.
AEI Tèxtils, the Catalan technical textiles cluster from which Hidrocolor is member, coordinated the industrial demonstration with the company. Experts from LEITAT (responsible for characterization of treated textiles and to assess the impact on health and safety) participated in the tests collecting data for the assessment of exposure, health and environmental impact.
Hidrocolor aerial view
During the industrial scale tests, the experts measured process parameters and took samples which will facilitate the risk assessment, the environmental and life cycle analysis and the technical properties of the treated fabrics.
The validation includes the comparative of alternative DWORs against conventional in order to obtain concluding evidences of the technical feasibility, reduced risk and lower environmental impact.
Hidrocolor, as a company committed to the environment, provided its facilities for the industrial applications of a conventional product and two alternatives, selected within the framework of the project.