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Mitigation in the textiles and leather industry

Mitigation in the textiles and leather industry

  • Global Environment Centre Foundation

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Japan
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner

    The Global Environment Centre Foundation (GEC) is an entity that supports the UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), based in Japan. GEC is dedicated to the transfer of environmentally sound technologies, in both developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The foundation aims to contribute to Japan’s international efforts on the environment, sharing project collaborations as well as promoting Japan’s rich conservation knowledge and experience in developing nations.

  • Synthetic nano-scale fibrous extracellular matrix

    Type: 
    Product

    Background: Biodegradable polymers have been widely used as scaffolding materials to regenerate new tissues. In addition to material biocompatibility physical parameters of the material are central in the successful integration of the seeded cells into the biomaterial as well as the integration of the construct into the host upon implantation. Some of these physical parameters include the form of the material (fibers spheres etc.) porosity pore geometry and mechanical properties.

  • Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing of Nano Micro and Sub-micro Fibers with Hybrid CAB System

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Researchers at the University of California Davis have developed a novel and high throughput production process of making nano/submicro-sized fibers. By extruding in-situ micro or submicrofibrillar blend of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB) and polymers (polyolefin polyesters and proteins) into regular size fibers CAB serves as a sacrificial matrix and other polymers as micro/nano-fibrills in the matrix in coarse fiber form. After removal of CAB with acetone extraction micro as well as submicro fibers can be produced.

  • Reversible Room-Temperature Ionic Liquids

    Type: 
    Product
    Objective:

    Room-temperature ionic liquids (RTILs) hold great promise for their potential as customizable and environmentally friendly (\\\'green\\\') solvents. Georgetown University researchers discovered a new class of RTIL solvents called \\\"amidinium carbamates\\\"" that can be repeatedly interconverted between ionic-liquid and non-ionic-liquid states by simply bubbling either carbon dioxide or nitrogen gas (at one atmosphere of pressure).

  • Thermostable Barley Alpha-Glucosidase for Improved Ethanol Production

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Barley alpha-glucosidase is an important enzyme in the conversion of barley starch to fermentable sugars during the industrial production of ethanol. However it is relatively thermolabile which is a disadvantage for an enzyme used in industrial processes at elevated temperatures. UW-Madison researchers have developed a mutant barley alpha-glucosidase with increased thermal stability. They developed thermostable forms of the enzyme using site directed mutagenesis.

  • Low Cost Water Purification Filter

    Type: 
    Product

    Researchers at McGill University have developed a new simplified method for in situ deposition of silver and other metal nanoparticles on the surface of paper textiles and other natural fibers.

  • Widely adjustable optical functional layer e.g. as UV protection for plastic films glass textiles food - Effective UV-A protection from 320-470n

    Type: 
    Product

    By means of a novel method it was possible to create by making full use of the Bowing effect against prevalent views a ternary compound whose absorption edge can be freely adjusted over a wide range and which features a sharp absorption edge (e.g. ZnOxS(1-x) with c. 320 470 nm 26-38eV UV-B range). To do so the novel method uses production methods which have already been established (thin layer deposition) particularly advantageous sputter and chemical deposition techniques.

  • Wastewater management multi-plate screw filter press super-high pressure filter press vertical fibre cloth media filter sludge dewatering sewage treatment

    Type: 
    Product

    Techase has developed a Special Multi-plate Screw Press which is adaptable to deal with sludge from a variety of industries such as petro chemistry paper amyloid chemical blue-green algae pectin wastewater inorganic material and so on. For instance if the filter press is to be used to dewater sludge contaminated with blue-green algae it is fitted with special shafts for the algae and special flocculants.

  • Villaya Microsol

    Type: 
    Product
    Technology:

    Microsol helps micro producers in the food textile and paper industries with processing their raw materials by automating some of their processes e.g. drying washing pasteurization etc. or in the tertiary sector such as tourist industry by providing the energy needed for many premium services electricity for HVAC refrigeration or security heat for hot water laundry or heating water for drinking or cooking. Located in a rural village Microsol can also meet some or all of the production needs of local residents water supply electrification of communal areas and so forth.