Benetton Group zero discharge detox commitment – Subsitution case studies
Benetton Group’s commitment for the respect of the environment and for consumers’ safety is enacted also through the participation in the global effort to achieve zero discharges of potentially hazardous chemicals in the supply chain. As part of this commitment, the company develops case studies for the substitution of hazardous chemicals with sustainable chemistry in the textile sector.
A biodegradable, protein-based biopolymer to replace acrili resins and their additives in textile printing
This case study describes an alternative to acrylic resins used in textile printing. The use of acrylic resins is problematic since these are sensitizers and also since they require the use of additional additives that may also be problematic, such as alkylphenols, phthalates and organotins. Grafco Srl has developed an alternative polymer based on milk-protein that could replace the acrylic resins along with the required additives.
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