AITEX FOCUSES ON NEW LINES OF RESEARCH

by Beatriz Domenech

R+D Projects

25th March 2021

In order to contribute to the circular economy, sustainability and ECO technologies, AITEX has focused research on the following lines:

  • Development of highly ecological materials
  • Evaluation of techniques to democratise recycling

BIOMATTER 2020 – SUSTAINABILITY APPLIED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOME TEXTILE AND FASHION SECTORS

BIOMATTER 2020 has developed new highly sustainable products for the fashion and home textile industries.

Following the successful conclusion of the project, eco materials were produced that are suitable for the development of textile, household and fashion articles. In addition to being manufactured mainly with renewable and/or biodegradable materials, the fabrics provide all the flexibility, colour fastness and strength for making up on conventional sewing techniques, enhancing the possibilities they offer for designing quality personalised articles.

Research has focused on several technologies, mainly thermo-compression lamination and flexographic printing.

The results of the project have been compiled into a sample book which can be viewed at: https://www.aitex.es/portfolio/biomatter2020/

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FILE: IMAMCI/2020/1

This project is supported by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR THE REVALORISATION OF MULTI-COMPOSITION WASTE FROM THE FOOTWEAR, TOY AND TEXTILE INDUSTRIES IN THE VALENCIAN REGION

The footwear, textile and toy industries are joining forces to find a sustainable solution to the huge volumes of multi-composition and multi-format waste they create during production and post-consumer phases. Despite its enormous potential for reuse, not all of this waste is being recycled and ends up in controlled landfill at best.

The project aligns with the circular economy model financed by IVACE, INESCOP, the Footwear Technological Centre, in collaboration with AITEX, the Textile Technological Institute, and AIJU, the Technological Institute of Children’s and Leisure Products launched CIRCULAR INDUSTRY – CV. It is a highly ambitious project that aims to create synergies between sectors by building a technological demonstration pilot plant that classifies and transforms the waste generated by these industries into raw materials, creating a circular economy business model with an intra and intersectoral application that will support a business fabric that is more resilient to future economic crises.

 

During the second phase of the project, the three technology centres will focus on evaluating the approaches that democratise recycling. The task is a complex one, since the starting point is a multitude of components: leather, textiles, plastics, metals, foams, rubbers, etc.

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INESCOP, AITEX and AIJU promote sustainable industry

This project is supported by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE and is co-financed by ERDF funds, within the Operational Programme of the Valencian Community 2014-2020 (EXPEDIENTE: IMIDEC/2019/19).

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