First year of MIDWOR-LIFE project

Submitted by Ariadna Detrell on 30 September 2016

On 27th of September, the consortium of MIDWOR-LIFE ( project held the annual meeting in Barcelona.

MIDWOR-LIFE is a LIFE Programme project that aims to reduce the impact on the environment, human health and worker safety, of current Durable Water and Oil Repellents (DWOR) used in the textile industry and their alternatives, by analyzing their environmental impact and technical functionalities.

MIDWOR-LIFE coordinator is AEI TÈXTILS (, the Catalan Technical Textiles cluster, which works together with other EU clusters: POINTEX( from Italy and CLUTEX ( from Czech Republic. It is an example of international cooperation between clusters with the aim to increase their members’ competitiveness, mainly SMEs in the technical textiles sector.

The consortium is completed by three technological centers/research institutes: LEITAT (, IQAC-CSIC ( and CETIM (

Attached the full Press Release.

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