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

Textiles | On 23rd Jan 2017

Textile & clothing trade fair Momad Metrópolis begins Feb 3

Spanish textile and clothing trade fair Momad Metrópolis will be held ...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jan 2017

Amazon opening ninth fulfilment centre in Texas

Amazon, the world biggest online retailer is opening its ninth...

Textiles | On 20th Jan 2017

TEA expects budget to upscale textile skill industry

The Tiruppur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has requested the Central...

Interviews View All

Shawn Honeycutt
Bolger & O'Hearn

‘The Indian market is interesting and rather persistent in seeking new...

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

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
January 2017

January 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search