By M. Miraftab, A. R. Horrocks
This publication encompasses a carefully-chosen and edited choice of 23 papers from the Ecotextile 2004 convention held on the college of Bolton. Ecotextiles is split into 5 major components. half 1 offers with recycling and use of waste as uncooked fabrics in such components as garments and carpet manufacture. half 2 discusses sustainability and eco-design with papers on more desirable layout, use of sustainable fibres and production thoughts. half three experiences sustainable improvement and renewables, together with dialogue of issues resembling composites made up of fabric waste. half four considers waste administration in such components as dyeing and effluent therapy. the ultimate a part of the booklet assesses novel applied sciences, together with new fibres and completing thoughts. As strain from governments and shoppers keeps to develop, Ecotextiles will offer a important reference for the fabric on most sensible perform in sustainable construction.
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G. Flame Retardancy Resilience Water Holding Sound Absorbency Biodegradeability Mouldability – Wool, animal hair, – Wool, PP, acrylic, animal hair, – Wool, cotton, jute – Wool, cotton, acrylic – Wool, cotton, jute – Polypropylene 36 © 2007, Woodhead Publishing Limited, except Supply chain partnerships for sustainable textile production © 2004, John Easton Web-forming is selected from carding, cross-folding or air laying depending on enduse requirements. Bonding can by needling, thermal or chemical methods to provide the final properties and performance.
30 © 2007, Woodhead Publishing Limited, except Supply chain partnerships for sustainable textile production © 2004, John Easton 11 M Booij, J A J Hendrix and Y H Frentzen, Process for recycling polyamide-containing carpet waste, European Patent Office, Pat No 759 456, February 1997. 12 Y H Frentzen, M P Thijert and R L Zwart, Process for the recovery of caprolactam from waste containing nylon by extraction with alkyl phenol, World Patent Office, Pat No 97 03 04, 1997. 13 A K Sarian, A A Handerman, S Jones, E A Davis and A Adbye, Recovery of polyamide from composite articles, US Patent Office, Pat No 5 849 804, 1998.
However, to date there is little evidence of a similar move towards ecodesign within the textile industry despite many supply chain members having clear environmental credentials. This paper will highlight some of the key drivers for ecodesign within the textile and clothing industry illustrating the learning that can be transferred from the other sectors adopting this approach to product development. It will introduce some of the methods that can be employed to encourage ecodesign helping to ensure that in future products from this sector illustrate clear environmental improvements to customers.