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COLOUR CARPET 2022 – DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH ADDED-VALUE, LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT SOLUTIONS FOR THE CARPET SECTOR

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Circular economy and sustainability / High value-added solutions for strategic markets

DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH ADDED-VALUE, LOW ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT SOLUTIONS FOR THE CARPET SECTOR

COLOUR CARPET 2022

Motivation


The functionalisation of traditional textile articles is a common theme in several lines of research, and demonstrates the industry’s keen and growing interest in the subject, in many cases using active dyes.
The relentless search for more sustainable and environmentally friendly materials and production processes than those traditionally used in the industry is a principal focus. Several cases can be found in which the main lines of research focus on reducing the industry’s environmental impact, one of the most outstanding being the reduction or even elimination of the vast volumes of water and chemical products used in dyeing processes.

Objectives


  • To identify sustainable solutions with uses in the carpet sector.
  • To identify and select active dyes of interest for use in carpets and rugs.
  • To apply carpet backing using unconventional impregnation technology.
  • To develop yarn prototypes using unconventional dyeing technologies to develop functional carpets using tufting.
  • To develop functional carpets using digital printing.
  • To characterise the prototypes applied to the project’s target sectors.
  • To conduct an environmental impact assessment study of the product.

Expected results


  • Optimization of unconventional dyeing and functionalization processes for natural and synthetic yarns that do not use water and auxiliary products traditionally used by the industry.
  • Optimization of a non-conventional impregnation process, which enables the application of the carpet backing in powder format.

Grant number: IMAMCA/2022/6
Programme: Plan of non-economic activities 2022
Period of execution: January 2022 – December 2022
Status: In progress
More information: PLAN OF ACTION
Entity: IVACE
IVACE

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

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R&D AREAS

Nuevos materiales

New high-performance functionalised materials

economía circular

Circular economy and sustainability

fabricación avanzada

Advanced manufacturing, smart textiles and digitalisation

High value-added solutions for strategic markets

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