Category Archives: LIFE+

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 »