Recycling, LCA, sustainability & circularity

5B2_0374_ TEXTILE MICROPLASTICS: A CRITICAL OVERVIEW

Authors
  • Paula Félix-de-Castro
  • Nora Boisseree
  • Ruth Garcia-Campà
  • Lorenzo Bautista

Abstract

This paper presents an overview of the protocol developed by LEITAT for identification and quantification of released microfibres (microfibres shedding) from textiles in washing processes. Sampling, washing, filtering and quantification methods are described. Research has been carried out on the processing steps of the textile chain value that might affect microfibres release from textiles. Based on this, new strategies based on spinning processes, mechanical and chemical solutions have been pointed out as technological solutions for microfibre release.

Keywords: microplastics, microfibers, textile shedding, protocol

How to Cite:

Félix-de-Castro, P. & Boisseree, N. & Garcia-Campà, R. & Bautista, L., (2019) “5B2_0374_ TEXTILE MICROPLASTICS: A CRITICAL OVERVIEW”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , p.6.

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Published on
14 Aug 2019
Peer Reviewed