• Green match

    Research, development and innovation to meet the challenge of sustainability in the textile chain

Project lead

Ima Srl, University of Milan, Centro Tessile cotoniero e abbigliamento Spa (Centrocot)


Partnership

Ima Srl, University of Milan, Centro Tessile cotoniero e abbigliamento Spa (Centrocot)


Description

The objective of the Green Match project is research, development and application of cutting-edge product and process solutions for polyurethanes and their production in order to meet the challenge of sustainability in the textile supply chain.

The project has the ultimate goal of establishing a complete redefinition of the production of films, tapes and bonded polyurethane-based materials due to the elimination of dimethylformamide and the application of innovative coating and extrusion processes.

Green Match integrates the expertise of industrial and research entities in the region to explore in a completely new manner a set of solutions consisting in a combination of technologies to take practical action on the environmental sustainability of the textile and fashion manufacturing system, without compromising the aesthetics and performance of the finished product, measurable and certifiable in terms of sustainability that is potentially disruptive for the market.

 


Innovation

Incremental


Regional Impact

The project involves potential impact on various markets: fashion products with high added value and affecting the environment and health, certifiable even with reference to the individual components (tapes, films, etc.) and upstream markets in the production of polyurethane materials.

The repercussions can have a disruptive impact on the competitiveness of businesses and the region:

  1. In the use of innovative materials for a wide range of applications (also in fields other than textile-fashion).
  2. In the creation of new high-value skills.
  3. In developments and best practices in terms of sustainability and social responsibility (reduction of greenhouse gases, reduction of water consumption).

S3 Impact

The project is categorised as SA MA5, "manufacturing systems for environmental sustainability" and seeks to contribute to the creation of a sustainable polyurethane production chain for the textile industry through the development of innovative materials (DMF-free).


Specialisation Area

Advanced Manufacturing

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