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AEI Tèxtils in the AUTEX 2017 International Organizing Committee

28/11/2016

AEI Tèxtils, represented by its cluster manager, Ariadna Detrell, participates as member of the AUTEX 2017 International Organizing Committee.

AUTEX is the Association of Universities for Textiles, which brings together prestigious universities in the field of the textile industry from all over the world. It was founded in 1994, and currently has 39 active members from 28 countries.

Every year a different member of the AUTEX is organizing the association’s conference, starting from 2000. The AUTEX Conference is one of the most important scientific events in the field of textiles aimed to bring together leading researchers, experts, students and people from the industry from all over the world to share their knowledge and exchange scientific ideas.

The 17th AUTEX Conference will be organized and held by the PUAS (Piraeus University of Applied Sciences) – Department of Textile Engineering on Corfu island, Greece, during 29 – 31 of May 2017.

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AEI Tèxtils has started the TEX-r-HUB project (a hub for recycling textiles for technical use in Catalonia), co-funded by the Waste Agency of Catalonia within the framework of the Promotion of the Circular Economy program. The aim of the project is to develop a sectoral study to promote the circular economy in the advanced textile materials sector in Catalonia, connecting companies in the ecosystem to facilitate the circularity of the sector.

The project aims to generate a circularity boost for the sector, mainly composed of SMEs, as new opportunities will be seeded for them to contribute to the reduction of environmental impact. The existence of a sectoral hub focused on textile recycling allows companies to manage their surplus more efficiently, to share knowledge, etc.

The first sept will be the development of a database of companies and stakeholders involved in the recycling value chain of advanced textile materials, identifying their technical recycling capabilities and their existing challenges for scaleup and growth.

Then, the cluster will invite the stakeholders to a series of co-creation sessions in order to develop a long-term strategy and workplan to scale the network into a recycling hub. The result will be a technical and economic feasibility study of the solutions proposed by the hub in Catalonia.

AEI Tèxtils has previously implemented several projects related circular economy, co-funded by previous calls from the same program of the Catalan Waste Agency.

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