Project - Puur natuur: 100% biobased

Description


Description (EN): Flanders and the South Netherlands traditionally have a large concentration of companies in the plastics processing industry, especially in textiles. Both regions have extensive expertise in the development and production of carpet and clothing. By 2030, the sector wants to use 20% to 50% bio-based materials in its products. In order to achieve this, it is necessary for the textile industry to obtain high-quality fibers and yarns based on 100% bio-based materials. ‘Puur Natuur: 100% Bio-based’ wants to offer sustainable, non-toxic, biodegradable alternatives based on renewable raw materials. Amongst others, Centexbel (Belgian technical and scientific center for the textile industry), Avans Foundation and the leading Flemish textile company De Saedeleir Textile Platform join forces in this. The project results in the development of bio-based plasticizers, flame retardants, dyes, stabilizers, adhesives and nucleating agents. For example, color intensity and stability are the most important quality characteristics for textiles. Bio-based dyes are commercially only available to a limited extent and often do not meet the set quality criteria such as lightfastness. HZ University of Applied Sciences focuses on natural dyes from marine organisms such as algae. Avans focuses on agricultural crops with, among other things, sorghum and onion skins. The developed additives undergo laboratory tests in which different combinations are applied via compounding (mixing in molten state), extrusion (spinning into fibers in melted state), coating, finishing and dyeing. After analysis of the obtained compounds and textile fibers, it is determined which chemical technology is most suitable for complete (100%) bio-based textile products. In addition, these processes are being investigated on a pilot scale and various companies are continuing to develop tufted carpet, clothing, bedding and non-woven carpet backing. The bio-based additives, fibers and applications are also examined for the environmental impact in the various development stages by means of a life cycle analysis (LCA).
Description: Vlaanderen en Zuid-Nederland beschikken traditiegetrouw over een grote concentratie van bedrijven in de kunststofverwerkende industrie, vooral in de textiel. Beide regio’s beschikken over veel expertise op het gebied van ontwikkeling en productie van tapijt en kleding. Tegen 2030 wil de sector 20% tot 50% biobased materialen toepassen in haar producten. Om dit te kunnen realiseren is het noodzakelijk dat de textielindustrie hoogwaardige vezels en garens ter beschikking krijgt op basis van 100% biobased materialen. ‘Puur Natuur: 100% Biobased’ wil duurzame, niet-toxische, biodegradeerbare alternatieven aanbieden op basis van hernieuwbare grondstoffen. Ondermeer Centexbel (Belgisch technisch en wetenschappelijk centrum voor de textielindustrie), Stichting Avans en het toonaangevende Vlaamse textielbedrijf De Saedeleir Textile Platform bundelen hiervoor de krachten. Het project resulteert in de ontwikkeling van biobased weekmakers, brandvertragers, kleurstoffen, stabilisatoren, hechtmiddelen en kiemvormers. Zo zijn bijvoorbeeld kleurintensiteit en stabiliteit de belangrijkste kwaliteitskenmerken voor textiel. Biobased kleurstoffen zijn commercieel nog maar beperkt beschikbaar en ze halen vaak niet de gestelde kwaliteitscriteria zoals bijvoorbeeld lichtechtheid. HZ University of Applied Sciences richt zich op natuurlijke kleurstoffen uit mariene organismen zoals wieren. Avans legt de focus op landbouwgewassen met o.a. sorgum en uienpellen. De ontwikkelde additieven ondergaan in het laboratorium tests waarbij verschillende combinaties worden toegepast via compounding (in gesmolten toestand mengen), extrusie (in gesmolten toestand spinnen tot vezels), coaten, veredelen en verven. Na analyse van de verkregen verbindingen en textielvezels wordt bepaald welke chemische technologie het meest geschikt is voor volledige (100%) biobased textielproducten. Daarnaast worden deze processen op pilotschaal onderzocht en gaan verschillende bedrijven getuft tapijt, kleding, beddengoed en non-woven tapijtrug doorontwikkelen. De biobased additieven, vezels en applicaties worden tevens in de verschillende ontwikkelstadia door middel van een levenscyclusanalyse (LCA) onderzocht op de milieubelasting.

Thematic Information


Thematics: Agriculture and fisheries and forestry  New products and services  
Specific Objective: Innovation of products/ services/ applications/ processes in the form of industrial research and experimental development through the cooperation among enterprises as well as among enterprises, R&I centers and universities
Thematic Objective: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation by:
Investment Priority: (1b) promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation, and supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advanced manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies


Project Summary


Project name (EN): Puur natuur: 100% biobased
Project acronym: Puur natuur: 100% biobased

Period: 2014-2020
Date of latest update: 2018-09-03

Web: http://www.grensregio.eu/

Project start date: 2018-01-01
Project end date: 2020-12-31
Project status: Ongoing

Total budget/expenditure: EUR 2.900.000,91
European Union funding: EUR 1.450.000,46

ERDF budget: EUR 1,00

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Lead Partner (EN): Universiteit Maastricht
Lead Partner: Universiteit Maastricht
Address: Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht., Netherlands
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Address: Etienne Sabbelaan 49, Kortrijk, Belgium
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Address: Professor Cobbenhagenlaan 13, Tilburg, Netherlands
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Address: Hoogveld 90, Dendermonde, Belgium
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Address: Dorpsstraat 183, Heinkenszand, Netherlands
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Address: Edisonweg 4, Vlissingen, Netherlands
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