The goal of the project is the development of colored fabrics with antimicrobial properties, using natural dyes extracted from different parts of plants, vegetables and mushrooms.

The guiding force of the project focuses on the research and development of eco-sustainable products, favoring the use of natural compounds in the coloring and functionalization of textiles. This project resulted in the acquisition of several technical and technological breakthroughs: Incorporation of compounds of natural origin into textile substrates for the production of functional, ecological and sustainable textiles; Development of eco-efficient surface treatment technologies to improve the affinity between textile substrates and natural dyeing compounds; Ensure the color fastness of textiles to light exposure with naturally occurring compounds; Ensure color durability and antimicrobial functionality of textiles to wash; Guarantee antimicrobial activity in textiles only using compounds of natural origin.

This project allows the attainment of an alternative process to the traditional dyeing methods, environmentally, socially and economically responsible, that can be practiced throughout the dyeing industry, taking into account the full impact of the process, from the extraction of the dye to its application on the dyeing.

Partners: Bioinvitro, CeNTI, CITEVE and Ervital

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