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REcycling of waste ACrylic Textiles

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820869

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 267 696,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 267 696,25

Coordinated by:

CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA

Italy

Objective

Recycle is a common word used always more and more but continues to be low in the EU, while landfill and incineration rates remain high. One of the major problems is to have secondary raw material similar to virgin one. This is because of contamination, treatments, and so on, that lowen product performance.
The REACT proposal will address the management of waste acrylic textiles coming from outdoor awnings and furnishing. A clue issue is the analysis and removal of finishing substances (fluorocarbons, melamine and acrylic resins, anti-mold agents) that affect the secondary raw material purity and their management. Then a mechanical recycling process will be implemented to obtain second life fiber and fabrics, which performance will be tested for best application.
A full environment friendly process to remove hazardous materials on finishing of waste acrylic textile will be investigated and developed to enhance their recycling, improve sustainability and reduce environmental and health risk. The removing of finishing products via chemical reaction will involve the combination of many factors and has never been studied in this sector.
Final goal is a fully compatible recycled acrylic textile for reuse and guidelines for hazardous chemicals removing from finished textile with innovative investigation techniques.
The main objectives of this proposal, 36 months long, are therefore: to remove those substances up to 93%; re-use the acrylic textiles as raw material for other production cycles, also in combination with virgin fibres to reach 3,300 tons total of waste prevented from disposal; reduce the amount of landfill and incineration of acrylic textiles of at least 30% for the outdoor sector (awnings and furnishing).
At the end of the project, we aim to set recommendations on the design and manufacturing of materials for recyclability and on the recycling process for standardization of the whole process, that would be applied on other sectors.
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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

ASSOCIATION CETI (CENTRE EUROPEEN DES TEXTILES INNOVANTS)

France

EU Contribution

€ 427 545

PARA' SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 499 376,25

SOFT CHEMICALS SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 561 900

JAK SPINNING GYARTO ES KERESKEDELMI KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 269 375

MARTEL GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 237 500

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 820869

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2019

  • End date

    31 May 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.5.4.

H2020-EU.3.5.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 267 696,25

  • EU contribution

    € 3 267 696,25

Coordinated by:

CENTRO TESSILE COTONIERO E ABBIGLIAMENTO SPA

Italy