Category Archives: Textile

IGNICOAT: nuevos textiles ignífugos para equipos de protección individual

El mercado global de textiles ignífugos es de gran importancia y presenta un crecimiento sostenido en sub-sectores de textil técnico de alto valor añadido como los Equipos de Protección Individual (EPIs), textiles de uso laboral, textiles para transporte y textil-hogar, principalmente. Dicho mercado todavía consiste en gran medida en formulaciones de recubrimientos basadas en compuestos… Read More »

Betitex in the news! research*eu published article about sustainable textiles that repel biting bugs

Read the article in the research*eu magazine online.   SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES REPEL BITING BUGS   Chemical resistance in insects and other arthropods, as well as stricter legislation of the pesticide market and anthropogenic factors, such as climate change, all demand new technologies for controlling ticks and bedbugs. An EU-funded consortium is therefore developing textile technologies… Read More »

Fibras extraídas del plátano para la obtención de hilo, tejidos técnicos y materiales compuestos

El proyecto “Valorización de fibras extraídas del residuo de cultivo de plátano para la obtención de hilo, tejidos técnicos y materiales compuestos” (BANTEX) está siendo financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad y cofinanciado con fondos FEDER, a través del programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad,… Read More »

Online ECOTEXNANO Tool launched! Try it for free!

Are you textfile finisher or do you sell finished fabrics?   Would you like to know what environmental impacts have you finished textiles?   Do you know how to assess the risk of the substances that you use?   Are you under REACH regulation?   Here is a free tool that helps you better understand… Read More »

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 »

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 »