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An innovative polymer particle used for textile dying which massively reduces water and energy consumption

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Project "H2COLOR-AUX" data sheet

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Coordinator
ECOFOOT SA 

Organization address
address: LUGAR DE GANDREA AVEPARK PARQUE DE
city: GUIMARAES
postcode: 4805-017
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 Coordinator Country Portugal [PT]
 Project website https://www.ecofoot.pt/en/
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-09-01   to  2019-12-31

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ECOFOOT SA PT (GUIMARAES) coordinator 50˙000.00

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 Project objective

The textile industry is a major contributor to global water consumption . In India alone, 1.6 billion litres of water are used daily in the textile industry. Given that only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater and only 0.3% is accessible to humans, this is clearly unsustainable and grossly wasteful. In addition, industrial manufacturing in the textile industry is responsible for 20% of all water pollution making it the number one polluter of clean water after agriculture. The dyeing process is the prime contributor to much of the water, time and energy consumption that takes place in the textile industry. On average, 60-80 litres of water are needed to dye 1kg of cotton and 80% of the total energy and 65% of the many environmentally hazardous chemicals produced in textile production are a result of the dyeing process. In addition, dyeing is also by far the most time-consuming process involved. Growing populations and consumer needs are demanding more efficient and faster production than ever. Our solution is an auxiliary technology, H2COLOR AUX. A revolutionary system developed by expert chemists that prevents hydrolysis in the dyeing process. This greatly reduces the amount of energy, chemicals and time required for dyeing textiles. A similar technology is used in our H2COLOR pigments which have superior properties than alternatives, while being less toxic and more environmentally sustainable. Upon commercialisation, we will save the world billions of litres of water per day, eliminate a globally leading polluter, increase textile production by 50%, and reduce costs for a multitude of industries. Customers of Ecofoot will have access to a highly-efficient, affordable, and easy-to-use dye-auxiliary product that saves 70% of the water, 80% of the energy, 50% of the process time, and 30-40% of the costs along the dyeing process. Customers using our product increase the sustainability of the textile industry and promote green environment technology.

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