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Safe use of nanomaterials in the textile finishing industry.

The EcoTexNano consortium met on the 2nd of November in Valencia, Spain, for the 26 month meeting within the ITENE facilities. Participants discussed the on-going action of the project such as life cycle assessment, risk assessment, pilot scale trials and tools. More topics under non-disclosure were also on the agenda.

It was the occasion for the consortium to visit ITENE facilities and learn more about their activities in the field of nanosafety. IMG 7562

The technological center ITENE is organising a joint workshop on risk assessment and risk management strategies applied to nanomaterials. The workshop includes results from the projects on nanomaterials and nanosafety such as SIRENA, REACHnano, ECOTEXnano and GUIDEnano.

It will take place on the 2nd of December in Madrid.

To register, click here. To see the programme of the workshop, click here.


LCM Bordeaux

ECOTEXNANO presented a poster during the LCM Congress in Bordeaux, 30th of August-2nd of September 2015.

From 30th August to 2nd September, 680 international participants come together in the biggest internatio nal Conference on Life Cycle Management, LCM 2015 in Bordeaux. This biannual event brought together many multinational c ompanies (Nestle, Volkswagen, Airbus, BASF, etc.) but also SMEs, consultancies, public authorities, researchers, and academics to discuss how to better manage the life cycle of products and services to create sustainable value!

More information here.

EcoTexNano project exhibited at the Techtextil Fair in Frankfurt. Germany. Techtextil is the leading International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovensshows. It shows the future of the textile industry. The numerous innovations presented by exhibitors demonstrate what is possible with technical textiles and nonwovens. The fair took place on 4-7th of May 2015.

Centexbel represented EcoTexNano project and took care of the setup of the stand. Find a picture below of the event.

EcoTexNano Techtextil


SETAC 2015 Barcelona

ECOTEXNANO presented a poster during the SETAC Annual meeting in Barcelona, 3-7 May 2015.

The title of the event was: Environmental protection in a multi-stressed world: challenges for science, industry and regulators

About the evetn: The innovative use of chemicals and nanomaterials in new technologies, industry and agriculture challenges many aspects of the ecosystem functioning of the global environment. However, these new technologies and materials also offer opportunities to remediate or minimise these anthropogenic insults. Finding innovative solutions to environmental problems is ever more important in the current economic scenario. For SETAC, this is a challenge we relish.

More information here.

The two project managers of the research project EcoTexNano and LIFE TEXTILEATHER met at the Buonaparte Workshop and discussed possible cooperation and synergies. The two projects have indeed quite a lot in common. EcoTexNano is focusing on the composition of the materials whereas TEXTILEATHER focuses on the implementation of Multiple Laser Surface Technology (MLSE) for the treatment of textiles and leathers in order to provide them with functional properties.

Contact has been established between the two consortiums in order to continue the discussions and see how these two approaches could be combined.


Dr. Vincent Jamier from LEITAT has presented "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of nano-enabled products. Nanopolytox and EcoTexNano case studies as an invited speaker of the BUONOPART-E workshop hold the 16th April 2015 at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, Finland.

The goal of this one-day workshop was to discuss the possibilities, strengths and weakness to production routes of NP-based products. While many processing routes are being developed for the production of nanoparticulate (NP) materials and products in which these are integrated or otherwise used, the environmental impact of NP production and NP-containing material production is often unknown, undocumented and largely unregulated. To come to a comparison of production routes and NP-based products, the use of energy during NP-based material production and, for a wider perspective, life cycle assessment (LCA) have been recognised to be tools that can quantify the benefits of process routes and products. Combined with economic factors this will allow for ranking NP production routes and NP-based materials based on both sustainability and economic viability.



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