New methods in textile production can improve the environment
A new research project will develop methods for dyeing and finishing textiles. The purpose is to reduce wastewater from the dyeing companies.
The dyeing and preparation processes are without comparison the largest environmental impact of the textile production processes. 20 per cent of all industrial waste in the world comes from the textile industry and contains a large proportion of surfactants (chemicals that impact the surface tension in water and increases solubility) as well as auxiliary chemicals. 70 percent of all industrial waste goes unprocessed into watercourses and lakes.