Category Archives: LIFE+

MIDWOR-LIFE Consortium 1st year meeting

Last Tuesday, 27th of September, the consortium of MIDWOR-LIFE project held the annual meeting at the facilities of IQAC-CSIC, in Barcelona. This follow-up meeting had as a novelty the presence of two members of the project’s External Advisory Board, Prof. G. Rovero of the Polytechnic University of Torino, and Mr. M. Scalia of European Apparel… Read More »

Poster presentation during LCA Symposium at SETAC 2016

ECOTEXNANO presented a poster during the LCA Symposium in Montpellier, 20-22 September 2016   SETAC, the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, is a non-profit, worldwide professional society open for all individuals and institutions working with the study, analysis, and solution of environmental problems, the management and regulation of natural resources, environmental education, and research… Read More »

MIDWOR-LIFE Newsletter: how to mitigate the environmental impact caused by current DWORs

The first newslettwe of MIDWOR-LIFE project is out! Click here to read it!   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.   DWOR (Durable Water and Oil Repellents) are textile finishing products made of… Read More »

The Wool Dry Scouring Process simply explained

The merino wool contains around 50% grease and dirt. This is usually discharged as an emulsion in waste water during scouring. Wool Water Scouring rejects large quantities of wastewater. The treatments of these highly pollutant wool scour effluents are expensive and require high capital and operating costs. Furthermore, they are low-efficient and consequently, the treated… Read More »

Eco-friendly products for the textile industry should replace toxic ones in the future

MIDWOR-LIFE aims to mitigate the environmental, health and safety impacts of current Durable Water and Oil Repellents (DWOR) and future alternatives by analyzing their environmental impact and technical performances in order to assess manufacturers on the best available technologies to provide repellency to liquids on textiles.   DWOR (Durable Water and Oil Repellents) are textile… Read More »