Estudio y caracterización de tejidos sostenibles para la industria textil


Salanova Purull, Martina


Climate change and the lack of non-renewable resources have led textile companies to contribute to reducing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes. Textile fabrics of natural origin, with circular life cycles, and at the same time, with the lowest possible environmental impact, are necessary and currently in demand.
In this Final Degree Project in Chemical Engineering, a study of different fabrics with different degrees of sustainability and different applications is carried out, to determine if there is a loss of properties in the fabrics that are recycled. The sustainable textile fabrics to be studied are presented, which are: an article made of recycled polyester and cotton, three articles made of Tencel, and a fabric made of pineapple. The manufacturing process and the main characteristics and applications are specified. Then, to meet the objectives, they are compared with their counterparts in non-recycled version. To achieve the characterization and comparison of these fabrics, several mechanical and chemical tests are carried out to evaluate quantitatively and qualitatively the articles.
Finally, the viability of substituting the most common articles in the industry with fabrics that have a lower environmental impact is studied.



Gómez Gras, Giovanni


IQS SE - Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering