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



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.

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The MIDWOR-LIFE web tool is online

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.

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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.

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MIDWOR-LIFE helds its project meeting in Brussels

The MIDWOR-LIFE team hed the consortium meeting during June 4th and June 5th to review the progress of the project within the facilities of the Delegation of the Catalan government in the EU, also in Brussels. The team reviewed the latest updates on each individual action and planned activities for the coming last months of the project life cycle.

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Draft reports published on risk assessment and life cycle assessment

The MIDWOR-LIFE consortium has been working during the past 3 years on identifying and assessing the different alternatives for water and oil repellents for substitution. Now we release the draft reports for the key activities that will be presented in the workshop titled: “Substitution of PFCs from Durable Water and oil repellents used in the textile finishing industry”.
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