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Sustainable Circular Economy: Removing finishing chemical products from Acrylic Textile

October 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

REACT Project, funded by the H2020 programme, presents the preliminary research results on finishing chemicals products removal from acrylic textile, engaging researchers and innovators, EC projects and SMEs interested in circular economy.

• Discover REACT preliminary results and the methods we explored in order to “Eliminate the finishing chemical products” from the awnings acrylic fabrics.
• Know more about chemometrics as a mathematical and statistical method applied to the chemistry applied on textile products.
• We invite textile industries to participate in studies to remove the finish following the REACT methodology

Participation is free but registration is mandatory – REGISTER HERE

The Agenda in detail:

10:10 – 10:20 | Welcome
Roberto Vannucci, CENTROCOT Projects Department Manager, REACT Project Coordinator
Dr. Jiannis Kougoulis, Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME), REACT Project Officer (TBC)

10:20 – 10:40 | Recycled acrylic fabrics, the problem of impurities
Daniele Piga, CENTROCOT Researcher

10:40 – 11:00 | A solution for the crucial challenge of textile recycling: chemical removal of finishes from acrylic fabrics
Jozefien Geltmeyer, Postdoctoral Researcher, Ghent University, Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering

11:00 – 11:20 | Chemical Removing: From Lab to Industrial Plant 
Andrea Cataldi, R&D/Sales manager, Soft Chemicals Srl

11:20 – 11:40 | Potentialities of Chemometric approach
Omar Maschi, CENTROCOT Researcher

11:40 – 12:00 | Roundtable and conclusions


The Speakers:

Daniele Piga is researcher at the Multisectoral R&I department at Centrocot. PhD in Chemical, Geological and Environmental Sciences. He has gained significant experience in the plastics sector, in particular in the synthesis and characterization of massive and porous polymeric materials, and polymeric nanocomposites for the control of the polymer structure. He is involved in the technical activities of REACT (H2020), M3P (Life) and ENTeR (Interreg Central Europe) projects.




Jozefien Geltmeyer is Postdoc at the Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering at Ghent University (Belgium). She received her PhD in Materials Engineering from Ghent University (2017) and the Master of Science in Materials Engineering (2012) from Ghent University. During her PhD she researched the electrospinning and functionalization of silicon oxide nanofibers via sol-gel technology for filtration and colorimetric sensor applications. After her PhD she gained experience in the industry: during this period her expertise was further broadened with coating technology for metallic materials and concrete structures. Her research interests include fibre technology as well as sol-gel and coating technology.

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Andrea Cataldi is R&D and Sales manager at Soft Chemicals srl since 2009. He has been developing products and auxiliaries with special focus on the textile industry and related products in full compliance with environmental quality and human health standards. He is involved in all activities of REACT (H2020).





Omar Maschi is researcher at the Multisectoral Research and Innovation department of Centrocot SpA. with a Degree in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology and a PhD in Biochemistry. Involved in innovative product and process development with a particular focus on new functionalities, production processes, sustainable approaches and smart textiles.