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Textiles Industry

Status:
Final Draft
Code:
TXT

This BREF addresses installations for the pretreatment (operations such as washing, bleaching, mercerisation) or dyeing of fibres or textiles. Particular attention is given to the following processes:

• fibre preparation
• pretreatment
• dyeing
• printing
• finishing.

Upstream processes which may have a significant influence on the environmental impact of the subsequent wet processing activities are also briefly described. The backing of carpets is also included.

All main textile fibre types, namely natural fibres, man-made fibres derived from natural polymers such as viscose and cellulose acetate as well as man-made fibres derived from synthetic polymers are described, including their blends.

Documents

Download the BREF document (adopted in July 2003)
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95813847
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Report of the Kick-off Meeting of the BREF review (June 2018)
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