Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Italian Apulia & Canepa launch ecological textile project
Italian Apulia & Canepa launch ecological textile project
13
May '14
The regional government of the southern Italian region of Apulia (also known as Puglia in Italian) has joined hands with Italian textile research and development center, Canepa Evolution, for a research project to further develop ecological and environment-friendly textile manufacturing in the country.

According to a press release issued by Canepa, the Ministry of Economic Development of Apulia would be funding the research project to fully test the Kitotex technology developed by Canepa last year, which aims to develop a sustainable method of weaving high quality textiles with minimum consumption of water.

Under the project, titled ‘Financial agreement (European structural funds) Kitotex / SaveTheWater’, Canepa, along with the support of the National Research Council-Milan-ISMAC Biella and CNR-Itia Milan-Bari, would carry out tests on samples of fabric for approximately 160,000 meters of fabric with chitosan (a polymer that is made from food waste) cross-linked with ultra-violet rays, produced in the Melpignano city of the region.

Canepa would then develop an engineering study with the help of CNR-Bari for manufacturing sizing and spooling machineries which are suitable for the Kitotex process.

The Kitotex process—developed by Canepa under its SaveTheWater campaign—provides a new preparation method for weaving yarns of superfine valuable fibers such as cashmere, camel, merino wool, silk, etc by means of a new technique called ‘sizing’ with the use of chitosan, a polymer that is made from food waste.

The technology allows a 60 percent reduction in water consumption in manufacturing thin natural fibers, with the use of chitosan, and also allows improving the dye affinities of the fabric by correcting the quality of the colors.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pressure on  Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Textiles | On 17th Oct 2017

Pressure on Indian textiles exporters to ease by Q3: ICRA

Pressures on the profit and debt levels of textiles exporters is...

S Korean fashion brands expand overseas amid slump at home

Fashion | On 17th Oct 2017

S Korean fashion brands expand overseas amid slump at home

South Korean fashion firms are keen on tapping into overseas markets...

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Oct 2017

GMAC urges Cambodia to push fabric-forward rule in RCEP

Representatives from the Garment Manufacturers Association of...

Interviews View All

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir
Walnut

<b>Divvya and Nidhhi Gambhir</b> started their career with the launch of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

October 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
76.9%
No
13.8%
Skip
9.2%

Total Votes: 65

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.5%
No
27.7%
Skip
10.8%

Total Votes: 65

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
84.6%
No
10.8%
Skip
4.6%

Total Votes: 65

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
73.8%
No
12.3%
Skip
13.8%

Total Votes: 65


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search