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

By | June 9, 2016
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MIDWORThe 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 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.

 

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