MIDWOR-LIFE e-Newsletter

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1st Edition / June 2016

MIDWOR-LIFE studies how to mitigate the environmental impact caused by current DWORs (Durable Water and Oil Repellents) used in the textile finishing industry by analysing their non-toxic alternatives.

Working for a more

sustainable world!

DWOR (Durable Water and Oil Repellents) are textile finishing products made of long chain fluorocarbon polymers to give repellency to water, oil and dirt to fabrics.

 

These chemicals are persistent and bioaccumulative. Many perfluorochemicals have already been listed in different European regulations to put emphasis on their risk for humans and the environment.

Project activities headlines

Action A - Selection of textiles and DWORs has been completed

A selection of 5 textile fabrics has been made to evaluate the environmental impact of: 2 conventional DWOR (long-chain fluorocarbon) and 7 alternative products.

Action B - Demonstration of DWOR and alternative material processing

This action consists of two phases: pre-industrial application trials (march'16 - march'17) and then an industrial scale demonstrator (march'17 -march'18). The textiles selected will be treated with the DWOR products through a padding application process.

MIDWOR-LIFE is co-funded by the European Community under the LIFE+ Financial Instrument within the axe Environment Policy and Governance and under the Grant Agreement nº. LIFE14 ENV/ES/000670.

LIFE+

 

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Dissemination headlines

MIDWOR-LIFE was present at CITEXT 2016 (Troyes, France)

AEI Tèxtils attended this exhibition and presented the MIDWOR-LIFE project.

Next events

During the next months the MIDWOR-LIFE project will be presented at the 24th IFATCC International Congress, Czech Republic (13-16th June) and more after summer holidays!

Contact person:

 
Project Coordinator - Mrs. Ariadna Detrell (PhD.) - AEI Tèxtils


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MIDWOR-LIFE is co-funded by the European Community under the LIFE+ Financial Instrument within the axe Environment Policy and Governance and under the Grant Agreement nº. LIFE14 ENV/ES/000670.

 

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