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5 Giugno 2020

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I attended the event, but like to watch it again - it was really interesting.. the watch on demand isn't working?

Sorry I had to leave your presentation early. Looking forward to receiving your follow-up information. Presentation was great.

can cotton be recycled to viscose?

Good job! Very interesting! Thank you all

Unity in the progress, to find the right solution for all . . . :)

Jeff used the example of the FabricO's and a label considering eutrophication, ozone etc. Would something like this be useful to add to garment labels? If so, do you think this could ever be the norm for clothes like it is with food?

This question has to do with finishing chemicals which wash out into the environment from textiles. More specifically the use of silver salts for their anti-odour properties. These are receiving a great deal of negative press and more specifically their impact on the environment.

Some brands are attempting to use essential oils as an alternative and sustainable alternative to silver salts using micro-encapsulation techniques. The problem with this technique is that additional binding chemicals are required and the essential oils wash out of the fabric rapidly compared to other techniques.

A novel alternative is the use of a diffusion process in which the essential oil molecules diffuse progressively into the polyester fibers themselves occupying the microcrevices within polyester fabrics as opposed to sitting on the textile surface.

This locks the essential oils into the fabrics improving functionality and longevity. Has Polartec looked at this method as a potential alternative to microencapsulaion and using essential oils as an alternative to silvers salts? Regards, Michael from Australia

I have heard about microbes eating plastic particles. How do you see this applying to biodegradation of plastics in the future in a controlled way?

Does degradation and turning plastic in microplastic help to have a faster biodegradation than a product which does not disintegrate, or the microplastic have the same lifespan as any kind of the same plastic which does not disintegrate?

Recycled polyester is largely from recycled plastic bottles. What is the status of recycling fabric textiles (single source or blended) back into raw materials?