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Polysistec participates in FIBERCLEAN project


Microfibers found in our oceans can originate from a wide variety of textiles (such as nylon, polyester, rayon, acrylic or spandex). The International Union for Conservation of Nature calculates that 35% of this microplastic pollution comes from washing synthetic textiles.
Some alternatives have been studied alone but the main problem has not been approached globally in a way that all ways are included to reduce microfibers release during the whole life cycle of fabrics (production, use and elimination).

In this context, FIBERCLEAN consortium has been set up whit the intention to include all key areas of the life cycles of textiles products (yarn, fabrics, additives, detergents, washing and water treatment). In this way the cooperation between sectors is encouraged and the problematic of microplastic in the oceans can be approach transversely.

FIBERCLEAN consortium is formed by 7 national companies: Textil Santanderina, ANTEX (Angles Textil), Polysistec, Suavizantes y Plastificantes Bituminosos, E.G.O. Appliance Controls, DAM (Depuración de Aguas del Mediterraneo) and Magtel Operaciones. In addition, the consortium counts with the participation of 5 investigation organisms (3 investigations centres and 2 universities): Leitat, Aitex, Cetim, Universidad de León and Universidad de Córdoba.

The Polysistec role in FIBERCLEAN project is to research news chemical additives for fabrics which minimize the release of microplastics in the whole life cycle of textile garments.

The Mermaids project is financed by the “Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial” (CDTI), within the framework of CIEN program (Consorcios de Investigación Empresarial Nacional).

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