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REcycling of waste ACrylic Textiles

Project description

New method to manage waste of acrylic fabrics

Extremely durable and able to repel water, acrylic fabrics are widely used for outdoor awnings and patio furniture. However, to have the required characteristics for such use, it is needed to apply chemical finishes to the acrylic fabrics, so as to increase the hydro and oil-repellency, the resistance to UV and to fire. This makes the management of acrylic textile waste tricky. The EU-funded REACT project is developing an eco-friendly process to remove the hazardous chemicals from the finishing substances (fluorocarbons, melamine and acrylic resins, anti-mould agents), which affect the secondary raw material purity and their management. A mechanical recycling process will follow to obtain second life fibre and fabrics. The goal is to reduce the amount of landfill and incineration of acrylic textiles by at least 30 % for the outdoor sector (awnings and furnishing).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/waste treatment processes/recycling
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2018-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA
Address
Piazza Sant Anna 2
21052 Busto Arsizio
Italy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 873 250

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 398 750
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASSOCIATION CETI (CENTRE EUROPEEN DES TEXTILES INNOVANTS)
France
EU contribution
€ 427 545
Address
41 Rue Des Metissages
59200 Tourcoing
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARA' SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 499 376,25
Address
Via Ferruccio Radaelli 56
24040 Pontirolo Nuovo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOFT CHEMICALS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 561 900
Address
Via 11 Settembre 112/C
21050 Marnate
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JAK SPINNING GYARTO ES KERESKEDELMI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 269 375
Address
Szabadnep U 111.A Ep.
9798 Jak
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARTEL GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 237 500
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)