Resource efficiency

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification
The Ecy-Twin project is an awareness-raising campaign that accompanies textile and woodworking companies in the field of ecodesign and sustainable development, in the aim to market products or services with limited environmental impact that comply with the consumers' expectations.
The main goal of the BB100 project is the development of a process chain towards fully bio-based man-made fibre materials. This does not only include the mere processing of biopolymers, but also commonly used additive materials like plasticizers, flame retardants, colorants and nucleation agents. Fully bio-based yarns and textile demonstrators will be developed.
FIBFAB will improve the performance of PLA based fibres (there are no commercial PLA grades with enough thermal and mechanical resistance with a competitive price to be used in textile applications) by adapting its processability and functionality, maintaining biodegradability properties, to reach the same process speed as the current materials (PES).
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Urbanrec is a H2020 funded research project aiming to improve the logistics and treatment of waste, such as furniture, mattresses, upholstery, textiles and plastic garden products by means of innovative and patented separating techniques that will generate a net profit of 225 euro per ton.
The LIBRE project will utilise lignin-rich side stream feedstock from the pulp and paper industry, blended with a biopolymer precursor fibre, to create a more resource-efficient and sustainable carbon fibre production process.

The development of new antimicrobial treatments is an area of continuing research. This entry takes a bird’s eye view on advances and focuses, in particular, on trends toward solvent-free chemistry by plasma-assisted coating deposition methods. General principles of antimicrobial and antifouling

The RETEX aims to restructure the textile value chain to fit the circular economy by putting economic actors to the disposition of the textile industry, by reassessing the "end-of-life management system of textiles" and by stimulating the market demands of products containing recycled materials
The aim of BIOHARV is to develop the necessary knowledge and expertise in the region to produce and characterise 100% polymer MER prototypes. The project will assist the local textile and plastic converting industries in implementing this technology.
In dit project, gesteund door Interreg V Vlaanderen-Nederland en de Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen, onderzoekt Centexbel de mogelijkheden om textiel blauw te verven op basis van natuurlijke verfstoffen uit micro-algen, ter vervanging van de kunstmatige verfstof Briljant Blauw (E133).