Service for Textile European Projects Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb Servis Tekstilnih Europskih Projekata Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu U organizaciji EURATEX-a izrađen je novi sustav izmjene podataka vezanih za prijave FP7 projekata unutar tekstilnog područja – TEPPIES (Textile Project Proposal Information Exchange System)
I nternational Technical Committee for Textile Care To promote research To exchange research results and experiences To develop methods of test on an international basis To represent the scientific and technical interests of member countries with other international organizations To promote the implementation of research results In the case of ICTC, to provide an independent technical input to CINET, the International Drycleaning Trade Association
EU Program: FP7-SME Theme title: CAPACITIES, RESEARCH FOR SME ASSOCIATIONS Contract: Grant agreement no Project title: SUSTAINABLE MEASURES FOR INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY EXPANSION STRATEGIES: SMART LAUNDRY-2015 Acronym: SMILES Duration: 3 years
Contract agreements EC finances 75%, 25% by project participants Total budget EUR Total EC Subsidy 110% of RTD effort: EUR Project coordinator ‘Federatie van de Belgische Textielverzorging vzw (FBT)’ has submitted the project proposal. It is targeted for SME Associations in the Theme FP7-SME
The EU-27 industrial laundry sector establishments (more than 90% SMEs), washes 2,7 billion kg of soiled textiles per year (wet weight) employing workers and utilizing 42 million m3 of wash water and 60 PJ of energy per year. It generates similar quantities of waste water, to be treated, and substantial CO2emissions (3,8 million tons CO2/year). The annual turnover of the sector is 5,1 billion euro, which could be doubled if all disposable textile articles were replaced by environmentally friendly reusable items. Focused and coordinated research to develop and improve innovative technologies can greatly enhance the performance of the industrial EU laundry sector. The conventional laundry processes are characterized by large enthalpy destructions and resource inefficiencies.
1.SME-AG 1 (Coordinator): ‘Federatie van de Belgische Textielverzorging vzw (FBT)’ FBT has submitted the project proposal. It is targeted for SME Associations in the Theme FP7-SME Belgian Federation of Textile Care (FBT) 400 SME members + 5 internationals + 35 associates Budget of 0,6-0,7 million euro per year. Sector projects: ‘Clean Production Initiative’, ‘Environmental Care Systems’, ‘Energy Savings’ and ‘Water Use Reduction’. Numerous trainings and workshops (20 in 2007). FBT produces the journal TEXTIELVERZORGING (Textile care).
PROJECT OVERVIEW Objective: improve efficiency and sustainability of industrial laundries 16 key technologies will be investigated, improved and disseminated Design of SMART Laundry 2015 Activities organized in 6 Work Packages Project Steering Committee (PSC) for strategic decisions PSC:1 vote per SME Association / individual SME Project Management Team: day-to-day decisions Knowledge ownership by 5 SME Associations and 2 individual SMEs RTDs 100% financed and regularly paid after PMT approval of progress
The Consortium of the project consists of: 14 project participants from 7 EU Members States (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia and Croatia): 5 European AGs (Industrial Associations) including their members, 2 individual SMEs (small and medium enterprises) and 7 RTDs (research performers); - Table 1.
SME-AG 2: URBH Union des Responsables de Blanchisseries Hospitalières Status :a french association (law of 1901 on the association founding) Association of the Hospital laundry managers - Bundles 270 members from the main Hospital laundries in France organizes national workshops every year on 3 days on upcoming laundry issues ; organizes Regional workshops with the same objectives (1 or 2 per year) ; publishes one paper named ECHO with technical news and hospital laundry experiences and practices; maintain a website with technical information to their members as a database of technical documents and study reports. Cooperation with a french association (AFAQ) for quality assurance (laundry certification)
SME-AG 3: SPJUP Stowarzyszenie Promocji Jakosci Uslug Pralniczych -Association for Promotion of Quality Laundry Services’. It encompasses most of the Polish laundries. They have more than 50 members, all of them are SMEs. They have extensive experience in: conducting sector wide projects such as ‘Technology innovation’, ’Energy cost savings’ and ‘New energy methods’ etc. SPJUP has recently produced more than 20 reports on technical and non-technical laundry issues. They have executed training activities, seminars and workshops. SPJUP is in the process of initiating a Polish quality control system for laundries.
SME-AG 4:CCS-MT Slovenian Chamber of Craft Section of Maintenance of Textiles bundles 230 Slovenian SME textile cleaners of which 120 industrial launderers and 75 launderers with dry cleaning. CCS-MT organises workshops, trainings and conferences at least twice a year. CCS-MT has published 4 reports/newsletters last year. In each bulletin its members were informed on current issues, enterprise issues, legal issues etc.
Provides a wide variety of services: Business information of their membersBusiness information of their members Business educationBusiness education Professional entrepreneurshipProfessional entrepreneurship Quality improvementQuality improvement Human resourcesHuman resources CROATIAN CHAMBER OF ECONOMY Industry and Technology department SME-AG 5:CCE-ITD
RTD 1: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GHENT - BELGIUM Faculty of Applied Engineering Sciences Department Textile Lab TO 2 C Textile Production Weaving, spinning Knitting Ecology Water pollution Prevention Purification Recycling/resuse Textile Finishing Conventional technologies New technologies Coating/laminating Digital Technologies Irradiation (UV, plasma, laser)
RTD 7: SCHICON bvba is an energy research organization dealing with sustainable energy use and savings with 25 years of experience: Cleaning with liquid CO 2 CO 2 separation from fluegas Open heatstorage system Large windfarms
RTD 8: CTTN Institut de Recherche sur l’Entretien et le Nettoyage CTTN was created in 1958 by a several representants of the Textile Care Industry (Dry cleaning and laundry) CTTN investigates energy savings in laundries, controls perfomances of new processes (cleaning and bactériological) and established recommendations for adjustments or new implementations, analyses new processes and investigates water rejects.
RTD 4: wfk-Forschungsinstitut für Reinigungstechnologie e.V. wfk-Cleaning Technology Research Institute a non profit, member based association which was established in 1949 and currently has 65 staff and researchers. They carry out research in the field of cleaning, reprocessing and hygiene of textile and non textile materials (e.g. clean room textiles, personal protective clothing, medical textiles, medical facilities, medical instruments, clean rooms, food industry, industrial parts). WFK is also directing national and international standardisation. WFK has an extensive education and training department carrying out seminars, workshops and conferences for commercial EU industrial laundries.
CENTRE OF TEXTILE CARE (CNTO) CNTO was established in 1999 and is an institution where systematic in- depth research is carried out based on textile care. The Centre is also recognized by the 'Forschungsinstitut Hohenstein', Germany, a respected Institute in the textile care field, for introducing textile care quality parameters and issuing quality certificates in Slovenian industrial laundries according to RAL-GZ 992/1. In collaboration with Slovenian laundries, the Centre has conducted a detailed control examination of the current conditions for wastewater, in regard to statutory regulations. The Centre co-operates with laboratories where fundamental and applicative research is carried out in collaboration with textile industry, dry cleaners, laundries, the producers of cleaning and washing agents and machines, etc. RTD 5: University of Maribor, Institute for Engineering Materials and Design (ITEK-UM)
RTD 6: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology (TTF-UZ) education research in the field of textile care Centar za razvoj i transfer tekstilnih i odjevnih tehnologija i modni dizajn Collaboration with CCE and CCTC in the textile care sector
RTD 7: PROMIKRON Applied research and technology development company Location Delft, NL Past EU projects: - LCO 2 textile cleaning – EU CRAFT Program - LCO 2 textile dyeing – EU LIFE Program - LCO 2 cleaning demonstration - EU LIFE Program - Emulsion pertraction – EU LIFE Program - Ammonia removal – EU CRAFT Program -Biomass gasification – EU CRAFT Program Task in project scientific integration
Stomerij Zeekant VOF is a combined industrial laundry and dry cleaning company. It is a member of ‘Textielverwenners’, a Cooperative Association with 6 regional textile cleaners, covering the entire country. Zeekant has 50 employees and is specialised in consumer clothing, care institutions and Corporate Identity Clothing Handling for large companies for textile cleaning and finishing. The company cleans with water (laundering and wet-cleaning) and chlorine- free hydrocarbons. The interest of Zeekant in the proposed project is the further development of advanced energy savings and new resource technologies. SME-1: Stomerij Zeekant
Markets Dry-cleaning Industrial laundry OPL White label- production SME-2: KREUSSLER
PROJECT OBJECTIVES To develop and design SMART Laundry-2015 (lower water and energy usage and CO 2 emissions) To communicate and disseminate project findings to sector users To implement the project results through training and demonstration projects
16 KEY TECHNOLOGIES 1. Water reduction 2. Water reuse / membranes 3. Water disinfection 4. Supercritical gasification 5. Low Temperature Washing with adequate hygiene 6. Direct gas heated laundries (steamless industrial laundry) 7. Textile drying techniques (AD-ID-UD-MD) 8. Combined Heat Power 9. Lowered CO2 emissions 10. Energy buffers 11. Chemicals reduction 12. Cleavable detergents and additives 13. Electrochemical bleaching 14. Ultrasonic cleaning 15. Textile hygiene 16. Synthesis for SMART LAUNDRY-2015
RTD -for the 16 key technologies 6 Work Packages (WPs): WP1 Water reduction WP2 Energy savings and CO 2 emissions reduction WP3 Chemicals reduction WP4 Quality improvement WP5 Integration/ and dissemination of project results WP6 Project management
Project SMILES will investigate, further develop and implement 16 new sustainable technologies for water and energy savings and CO 2 reduction of EU industrial laundries. The evaluators of the European Commission (EC) for this project stated that project SMILES (amongst other things): a) has a very high relevance for the objectives of the European Community; b) is excellent by its good and clear focus on scientific and technological issues; c) is well balanced in expertise
PROJECT OUTCOME Maximum possible reduction annual WATER consumptions 10,4 million m3 (30% water savings) Maximum possible reduction annual ENERGY consumptions 27,5 PJ (45% energy savings) Maximum possible reduction annual CO 2 EMISSIONS 2,3 million tons CO2 (60% CO 2 reduction)
PROJECT TIME PLANNING Updated state-of-the-art document after 1 month Specified end-dates for deliverables Specified dates for milestones Specified tasks for each quarter during project Frequent and regular reporting Mid-Term Assessment Follow-up plan at end of project PROJECT EXPLOITATION Knowledge ownership by SMEs Exploitation plan during project Knowledge protection possible Knowledge can be sold or used internally Contact with early adopters in sector Introduction in adjacent sector
PROJECT RESOURCES Pilot units at RTDs Full scale facilities with SMEs and SME-AG Members Access to test facilities from equipment manufacturers Laboratory facilities at RTDs PROJECT COMMUNICATION Website Education material Training material Articles Presentations Site visits Knowledge protection and valorisation
MANAGEMENT Project coordinator FBT is interface with EC Project Steering Committee with all project participants only SME-AGs and SMEs voting rights for strategic decisions Project Management Team day-to-day issues Monthly internal reporting Nine months EC reporting Intermediate results to all project participants Partial internal confidentiality possible Advisory Council and Research Council for advising Monitoring of progress by PMT
REPORTING AND FINANCES Approved project starting date September 1, 2008 Starting date to be confirmed in pending EC Contract documents Costs encumbrances from starting date Costs made before starting date are not eligible RTDs are paid 75% during project and 25% after EC Final payment RTDs send regular invoices for costs of previous period on basis of time sheets, salaries and other costs RTDs send monthly proof of scientific progress Accountant Statement required for some projects participants above certain subsidy limits as prescribed in EC Contract documents SMEs and SME-AGs with members report in-kind effort progress regularly
Kick-off Meeting of the SMILES Consortium at the head office of project coordinator FBT in Brussels (BE )