Biotechnology in textiles: Can biotechnology help the fibres and textiles sector towards sustainability?
25. Nov. 2020
The textiles industry has a significant environmental footprint, ranking fourth in product categories with the greatest environmental impact. At the same time, we all use fibres and textiles, from the clothes we wear, to the carpet under our feet, from the seats on public transit (or cars) to the masks we wear to protect each other from Covid-19. Large brand owners in the textile sector are actively promoting their activities and pledges towards sustainability and climate protection. But where will the necessary sustainable processes and materials come from? Which innovations are in the pipeline, how can they be brought to scale, and will they prove truly sustainable and economically viable? In this CLIB online forum event we will hear from researchers and experts about the use of enzymes in the textiles industry, about current research, and future plans.
Prof. Dr. Georg Gübitz, Head of the Institute of Environmental Biotechnology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU Vienna, Austria
Dr.-Ing. Sascha Schriever, Head of Biopolymers and Solution Spinning Technologies, Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University ITA Aachen, Germany
Participation is free, but you will need to register on our eventbrite site: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/clib-forum-event-biotechnology-and-textiles-tickets-127286269659