The consortium is made up of…
…7 partners from 4 European countries: 3 research centres, with deep expertise in the textile sector, 3 industrial companies (1 SME), and 1 society with expertise in innovation policy and science communication (SME).
For the core activities of the project, the research on removal and management of hazardous substances from acrylic textile waste, two research partners are involved: Centrocot, an Italian research and testing centre on textiles (lead partner), and the research units Centre for Textile Science and Engineering (CTSE) and Centre for Polymer and Material Technologies (CPMT) of Ghent University. They will work in strong collaboration with the auxiliary chemical supplier partner, Soft Chemicals, thanks to its expertise in finishing processes and products.
To address the whole recycling process of acrylic textile waste, from recollection to mechanical recycling and new textile production, the main actors of the supply chain are involved as partners of the project. The major company is the textile producer Parà, with expertise not only in textile production and finishing, but also on market and performance requirement. Parà works in strict collaboration with Jak, the Hungarian partner, specialised in spinning and yarn production, with deep knowledge in mechanical and spinning facilities, and with the auxiliary chemical supplier, Soft Chemicals. For the mechanical recycling activities CETI (European Centre for Innovative Textiles), has joined the consortium providing its expertise in sustainable development and its facilities (industrial recycling line).
Martel will support the whole consortium for the communication, dissemination and exploitation activities, thanks to its extensive expertise in the promotion of international research projects.