Circular EconomyLIFE+



Mitigation of environmental impact caused by DWOR textile finishing chemicals studying their non- toxic alternatives


The main objective of the project is to mitigate the environmental, health and safety impacts of current and future Durable Water and Oil Repellents (DWOR) alternatives by analyzing their environmental impact and technical performances in order to assess manufacturers on the best available technologies for repellent finishing. Moreover, the risks of the DWOR alternatives will be evaluated for human and environmental health in the textile finishing industry. In this perspective, policy recommendations will be set in order to promote the widespread implementation of the less toxic and most effective DWOR alternatives to fulfill REACH Regulation.

Project Budget: 931’850 €

LEITAT Budget: 554’608 €

Financial Framework: LIFE+

Contract number: LIFE14 ENV/ES/000670

Start Date: 01/09/2015

End Date: 31/08/2018


Contact Manager: J. Casellas

LIFE-FLAREX is co-funded by the European Union under the LIFE+ Financial Instrument within the axe Environment Policy and Governance and under the Grant Agreement nº. LIFE14 ENV/ES/000670