ECOMETEX

Ecodesign methodology for recyclable textile coverings used in the European construction and transport industry

 Coordinatore RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN 

 Organization address address: Templergraben 55
city: AACHEN
postcode: 52062

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Ernst
Cognome: Schmachtenberg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 241 8090490
Fax: +49 241 80 92490

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 5˙614˙694 €
 EC contributo 3˙839˙497 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2011-SMALL-5
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-05-01   -   2015-04-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN

 Organization address address: Templergraben 55
city: AACHEN
postcode: 52062

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Ernst
Cognome: Schmachtenberg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 241 8090490
Fax: +49 241 80 92490

DE (AACHEN) coordinator 745˙500.00
2    TFI - INSTITUT FUR BODENSYSTEME ANDER RWTH AACHEN EV

 Organization address address: CHARLOTTENBURGER ALLEE 41
city: AACHEN
postcode: 52068

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ernst
Cognome: Schröder
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 241 9679 115

DE (AACHEN) participant 520˙329.00
3    ECODESIGN COMPANY ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY GMBH

 Organization address address: NEUBAUGASSE 25 2 3
city: WIEN
postcode: 1070

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Wolfgang
Cognome: Wimmer
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 1403561130

AT (WIEN) participant 512˙000.00
4    AQUAFIL SPA

 Organization address address: VIA LINFANO 9
city: ARCO TN
postcode: 38062

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Karim
Cognome: Tonelli
Email: send email
Telefono: 300465000000

IT (ARCO TN) participant 377˙268.00
5    CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

 Organization address address: RUE MONTOYER 24/2
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Guy
Cognome: Buyle
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 9 243 82 53

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 298˙000.00
6    BONAR BV

 Organization address address: WESTERVOORTSEDIJK 73
city: ARNHEM
postcode: 6827 AV

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Ksenia
Cognome: Ovsiannikova
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 85 744 1241

NL (ARNHEM) participant 277˙200.00
7    SIOEN INDUSTRIES NV

 Organization address address: Fabriekstraat 23
city: Ardooie
postcode: 8850

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Bert
Cognome: Groenendaal
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 476 98 43 79

BE (Ardooie) participant 214˙800.00
8    INTERFACE EUROPEAN MANUFACTURING BV

 Organization address address: INDUSTRIELAAN 15
city: SCHERPENZEEL GLD
postcode: 3925 BD

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Luca
Cognome: Achilli
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 207 490 3960

NL (SCHERPENZEEL GLD) participant 196˙800.00
9    ANKER-Teppichboden Gebr. Schoeller GmbH + Co.KG

 Organization address address: ZOLLHAUSSTRASSE 112
city: DUEREN
postcode: 52353

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eike
Cognome: Johannsen
Email: send email
Telefono: 492422000000
Fax: 4924220000000

DE (DUEREN) participant 174˙000.00
10    GNEUSS GMBH

 Organization address address: MONICHHUSEN 42
city: BAD OEYNHAUSEN
postcode: 32549

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Oliver
Cognome: Schmidt
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 57 31 53 07 25

DE (BAD OEYNHAUSEN) participant 164˙000.00
11    KLIEVERIK HELI BV

 Organization address address: EDISONSTRAAT 8
city: OLDENZAAL
postcode: 7575 AT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Milco
Cognome: Hemme
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 541 570032
Fax: +31 541 520545

NL (OLDENZAAL) participant 123˙000.00
12    OERLIKON TEXITLE GMBH & CO. KG

 Organization address address: LEVERKUSER STRASSE 65
city: REMSCHEID
postcode: 42897

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Matthias
Cognome: Schemken
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 4321 305 529

DE (REMSCHEID) participant 123˙000.00
13    EUROPEAN CARPET AND RUG ASSOCIATION AISBL

 Organization address address: RUE MONTOYER 24
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Simon
Cognome: Van De Vrande
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 2 280 18 13

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 113˙600.00

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layers    innovative    life    optimise    methodology    updated    environmental    carpet    carpets    tool    effectiveness    carpeting    yarn    ecodesign    textiles    ecometex    re    communication    material    efficiency    impacts    recyclable    lca    eco    recycling    coverings    textile    cycle    improvement    dismantle    manufacturing    create   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The overall aim of EcoMeTex is to develop a tailored Ecodesign methodology for optimising the design of textile coverings with regard to eco-efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This comprises an analysis of the entire life cycle identify significant environmental and economic impacts and hence potential for improvement guaranteeing high product quality, as well as high product safety. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) allows to identify the crucial weak points in the life cycle and to assess improvement strategies to achieve an environmentally sensitive product design. LCA informs designers and developers concerning the implications of their choices on the environmental impacts and is therefore a decision-making tool. The innovative methodology faces the challenge to solve the paradox of textiles coverings: on the one hand the bonding of the multi layers has to be solid; on the other hand the multi layers have to be easy to dismantle for recycling. Applying this methodology a closed loop system of resources is realised, enabling material recycling. Re-design comprises not only optimisation of currently used material sets or manufacturing and distribution processes but also product and process innovations: It covers the development of innovative material adaptations as well as new approaches within the manufacturing process, recovery and reuse stage itself. The feasibility of the re-design concepts will be proven by producing prototypes of eco-designed textile floor coverings from the construction sector. The work will be completed by describing the methodology in a Code of Pratice which will be implemented in a customised, practical and intuitive software tool. The Ecodesign methodology will provide additionally a communication scheme for external communication based upon LCA results too. The transferability of the Ecodesign methodology for textile coverings to other sectors will be analysed using the example of luggage cover representing the transport sector.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Recycling of common textiles such as carpeting can decrease costs and improve efficiency in the textile manufacturing sector. A new project is developing an ecodesign methodology to optimise textile design.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

In order for carpets to be recyclable, the design process needs to be updated to include more recyclable materials.

Another consideration is that layered carpets need to be solidly bonded while in use, but still easy to dismantle for recycling.The EU-funded http://www.ecometex.eu (ECOMETEX) project is creating a new design methodology that will optimise the cost effectiveness and eco-efficiency of textile coverings such as carpeting.

The project will apply the methodology to create innovative, recyclable carpet textiles.An eight-step design methodology was proposed, and ECOMETEX researchers gathered and created several tools needed for the process.

Updated product concepts for two different types of commercially available carpeting have been completed using the new design methodology.The second focus of the project was on recyclable carpet design.

A recyclable yarn called PA6 was modified to have better thermal properties.

ECOMETEX used this new yarn to create a recyclable woven carpet.

Researchers are now working on developing a tufted carpet with a non-recyclable backing and recyclable pile thread.Further work will introduce flame retardant and antistatic agents to the recyclable carpets, and the new products will be tested at industrial-scale.

The project also aims to test the new products in the automotive industry.

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