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Polysistec is gotten 100% involved in the Fiberclean Project

28/02/2019

With Fiberclean Project is expected to reduce or remove microfibers in the hole value chain through the use of different technologies, from the development of new fabrics and textiles that can reduce the emission of microfibers during their fabrication process, also on efficient minimization systems that can be applied in all the finishing and cleaning processes, and finally big sewage treatment plants that can avoid this microfibers to arrive at the marine environment through residual polluted water.

Moreover, along with the concept of the circular economy, it will be searched a solution for the microfibers that are obtained in controlled production processes and ending of the fibers and fabrics.

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 Fiberclean Project began on September 2017 and will finish on August 2021.

R&D LINES DESCRIPTION

R&D Line 1:
Generate new threads and fabrics for clothes to reduce the emission of microfibers during their fabrication process to reduce their impact. Study new techniques for weaving, finishing and treatments to reduce the emissions of microfibers in textile elements.

Firms involved:
• Filament Manufacturer: ANTEX – Cataluña
• Weaving, finishing and fiber cut: TEXTIL SANTANDERINA – Cantabria
• Additives firm: POLYSISTEC – Cataluña
• Technology Center:
− AITEX – Valencia
− LEITAT – Cataluña
− Universidad de León – Castilla León

R&D Line 2:
New removal or decreasing technologies for fibers trough chemical and mechanical systems compatible with the usual washing systems are been studied.

On the other hand, caption and depuration systems of microfibers in massive water depuration environments are been analysed.

Firms involved:
• Control washing systems: EGO – Cataluña
• Detergent company: SPB – Valencia
• Water purifier manager: DAM – Valencia
• Detection on the coast: MAGTEL - Andalucía
• Technology center:
− LEITAT - Cataluña
− CETIM – Galicia
− Universidad de León – Castilla León
− Universidad de Córdoba - Andalucía

This 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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