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LIFE-CIRTECHTEX project begins, focused on the implementation of a circular model in the manufacture of personal protective equipment

13/10/2023

AEI Tèxtils is part of the consortium that will carry out the LIFE-CIRTECHTEX project Implementation of circular economy processes to reduce textile waste in the manufacture of personal protective equipment, which held the kick-off meeting on September 28th, at the facilities of the project coordinator, the company Marina Textil, member of the cluster.

LIFE-CIRTECHTEX project, cofounded by LIFE programme form the European Commission, aims to adopt the circular economy approach to drastically reduce the generation of waste from technical textiles and by recycling them into high-quality personal protection fabrics, using a waste collection methodology (pre- and post-consumer) and recycling.

During the next three years, the consortium will study the waste that is generated along the manufacturing value chain of personal protective equipment, specifically in the case of Marina Textil and the partner companies, with the intention of defining, classifying, and re-entering them in the process. Once a new product manufactured with a % of recycled material is obtained, its environmental characteristics will be studied.

LIFE-CIRTECHTEX project consortium is formed by several companies in the textile value chain, from the manufacture of yarn to the analysis of the final product, coming from three European countries.

Another member of the cluster is part of the consortium, LEITAT, Technological Center. The consortium is completed by the companies Blaufabric, Fontfilva, Grau S.A. (the three of them located in Catalonia), Fil Man Made (Italy) and Tranemo (Sweden).

AEI Tèxtils, given its previous experience in participating in LIFE projects, will provide support in coordination, as well as in the communication and dissemination of the project’s results.

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