A major priority for AEI Tèxtils during last years has been the promotion of circular economy and sustainability within the textile sector, especially in technical textiles.
Thanks to the acquired experience during the last years and the trust of the companies members of the cluster, the cluster presented five projects to the call Foster Circular Economy from Generalitat de Catalunya, which have been approved and will start on January 2020.
AEI Tèxtils coordinates two of them, in collaboration with LEITAT Technological Center, to develop sectorial guides and communication activities aimed at the implementation of measures promoting circular economy:
- SUSTEX – Fostering the hazardous chemical products’ substitution in the textile finishing industry.
- CIRCULARTECH – Study to foster circular economy in the technical textiles’ sector.
Three members of the cluster lead the other of the projects: Technitiger, Etisilk and Hilaturas Arnau with the objective to analyze individual improvement actions on sustainability and circularity of their products and services. AEI Tèxtils will collaborate in diverse tasks within the 3 projects.
Etisilk and Technitiger will develop new products from the waste generated in their productive processes whereas Hilaturas Arnau will develop a portfolio of biodegradable yarns by blending environmental respectful materials.