With the purpose of advancing in the development of this environmental assessment, and aiming to address different aspects that must be defined at early stages of the activity, a draft version of the LCA has been developed. This initial LCA has been built using the results from the previous Preparatory Actions (A1 & A2) and specific data from the Ecoinvent database and technical references.
This work has enabled to set the boundaries of study of the LCA, and also to develop a reference textile finishing process and the production process of the two DWORs used in this draft-LCA, one short-chain fluorocarbon and one silicon based.
Two main conclusions can be drawn from this initial LCA that will be relevant for the further development of the final version of the LCA carried out in this Action:
All these issues will be addressed within the next months, while starting to work in the final version of the LCA as the results from the validation become available. Also in the next months all the information required to build the Life Cycle Inventory will be collected among MIDWOR partners.
This action is led by CETIM, started on March 2016 and will continue until the end of the project in August 2018.