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HomePressPress releasesITENE launches a tool for the safe use of nanomaterials in the textile finishing industry
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30 June, 2017

ITENE launches a tool for the safe use of nanomaterials in the textile finishing industry

This is the main result of the LIFE+ ECOTEXNANO project, in which the research center was involved. With this tool, free available for companies, it is possible to select nanomaterials applicable to product added value textiles, to suport the risk assessment of nanomaterials on a regulatory basis, and to promote the safe and green use along their life cycle.
PANTALLA HERRAMIENTA
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In the framework of the European project Ecotexnano, the consortium has worked to offer to the textile industry an online tool that facilitates the selection of chemical substances in its textile finishing processes related to four of the technical functions that apply to the fabrics: dirt repellent, antimicrobial, ultraviolet protection and flame retardant.

The results of the project provide the textile finishing industry a user-friendly tool to improve the knowledge on risk assessment of nanomaterials and to promote the safe use along their life cycle.

Also it have been identified and reduced the environmental, health and safety impacts carrying out a comprehensive Life Cycle.

Also, this project has conducted a demonstration of two pilot scale trials in order to provide evidence of best practices in the application of nano-based techniques comparing with conventional finishing chemicals.

The results will increase the professional’s knowledge in the field of nanomaterials for the further development of human health and environment, and also improve the competitiveness of the European textile sector.

The tool

The ECO-TEXNANO toolkit has been developed under the framework of the LIFE ECO-TEXNANO project with the main purpose of providing the finishing textile industry with an efficient, innovative and user-friendly tool to select nanomaterials applicable to product added value textiles, to suport the risk assessment of nanomaterials on a regulatory basis, and to promote the safe and green use along their life cycle.

The tool includes a decision support tool for selecting NMs with validated applications to achieve added value properties in textiles, a risk assessment application based on exposure estimation models, as well as an information sharing application.

In ECO-TEXNANO different companies and research centers have been involved: LEITAT Technological Center, CENTEXBEL, ITENE, Fratelli Piacenza and VINCOLOR. ECOTEXNANO is a project co-funded by the European Community under the LIFE+ Financial Instrument


CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE ON-LINE TOOL

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