Work

Microfibre Work Positioning (2019-21)©
March 2019

 
 
 

Work in Progress

Virgin vs Recycled   This project will answer the questions: 1. Does recycled raw material effect microfibre loss at the product level?  2. Which recycling processes are less impactful than others, and what understanding can we apply to engineering new solutions?

Virgin vs Recycled

This project will answer the questions:
1. Does recycled raw material effect microfibre loss at the product level?
2. Which recycling processes are less impactful than others, and what understanding can we apply to engineering new solutions?

Understanding Colour   This work will answer the questions:  1. What does the effect of the different colouration methods have on microfibre loss?  2. Which processes / routes to product are less impactful than others and what understanding can we apply to engineering new solutions?

Understanding Colour

This work will answer the questions:
1. What does the effect of the different colouration methods have on microfibre loss?
2. Which processes / routes to product are less impactful than others and what understanding can we apply to engineering new solutions?

Development of an Industry Test Method (University of Leeds)   The main objectives of the project are to develop a reproducible testing method that can be used by well-equipped textile test houses and brands to measure the weight of material release during the washing of fabrics.

Development of an Industry Test Method (University of Leeds)

The main objectives of the project are to develop a reproducible testing method that can be used by well-equipped textile test houses and brands to measure the weight of material release during the washing of fabrics.

 

Work Completed

Don’t Feed the Fish (biov8tion 2017)   This preliminary project studied triggers for microfibre shedding of synthetic textiles through yarn strength characteristics.   Outputs:  Key learning found UV exposure to be a significant trigger on lowering tenacity in polyester. Observations were consistent across the varying yarn specs tested, with up to 42% tenacity reductions after 72hrs UV exposure.

Don’t Feed the Fish (biov8tion 2017)

This preliminary project studied triggers for microfibre shedding of synthetic textiles through yarn strength characteristics.

Outputs: Key learning found UV exposure to be a significant trigger on lowering tenacity in polyester. Observations were consistent across the varying yarn specs tested, with up to 42% tenacity reductions after 72hrs UV exposure.

Strategic Infographic and Research Roadmap (biov8tion on the behalf of TMC 2018)   The infographic demonstrates how raw materials and processes right across the supply chain and then later into the consumer facing part can affect this challenge.   Outputs:  This TMC resource has been released publicly and is now being used across the industry by organisations working to understand how various productions stages can affect microfibre loss.

Strategic Infographic and Research Roadmap (biov8tion on the behalf of TMC 2018)

The infographic demonstrates how raw materials and processes right across the supply chain and then later into the consumer facing part can affect this challenge.

Outputs: This TMC resource has been released publicly and is now being used across the industry by organisations working to understand how various productions stages can affect microfibre loss.