Project: ˝RESYNTEX - A new circular economy concept: from textile waste towards chemical and textile industries feedstock˝

RESYNTEX is a research project which aims to create a new circular economy concept for the textile and chemical industries. Through industrial symbiosis, it aims to produce secondary raw materials from textile waste.

The RESYNTEX project will:

1. Create a strategic design for a complete value chain from textile waste collection through to the generation of new feedstock for chemicals and textiles;

2. Improve collection approaches and increase public awareness of and social involvement with the issue of textile waste;

3. Enable traceability of waste processing using data aggregation. The collected data will evaluate the performance of the new value chains by means of a life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle costing (LCC), compared to existing end-of-life scenarios;

4. Develop innovative business models for the chemical and textile industries; 5. Demonstrate a complete reprocessing line for basic textile components, including liquid and solid waste treatment.

UMARI role:

development of semi-pilot and pilot system for chemical depolymerisation of waste polyester and polyamide textile material towards marketable products.

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RESYNTEX is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 641942.


Lecture - TEDxCERN, Switzerland

On TEDxCERN 2015, Prof.dr. Aleksandra LOBNIK gave a talk on optical chemical sensors and their vision of applications. The lecture was followed by about 600 people in the “Assembly Hall” and by few thousands on the net. The lecture will be available soon on the web. TEDxCERN was performed at CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid), which is one of the four major experiments on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The 14,000-tonne detector was built in-situ in the Assembly Hall, which was the main venue of TEDxCERN 2015. The detector was constructed in 15 sections at ground level before being lowered into the underground cavern, where it is now housed. The complete detector is 21 meters long, 15 meters high. In 2012, together with the ATLAS experiment, CMS announced the discovery of the Higgs boson.;



Lecture - Portugal

9th Advanced Study Course on Optical Chemical Sensors - Nanotechnology for (bio)chemical sensors, Porto, july 2015


Interview - TFL glasnik

januar 2015


Bilaterala - Argentina

V času od 16.09 do 27.09. 2014 je doc. dr. Julija Volmajer Valh v okviru bilateralnega projekta z naslovom: Priprava okolju in človeku prijaznih tekstilnih materialov obdelanih s sredstvi proti mrčesu obiskala National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI) v Buenos Airesu, Argentina. V okviru obiska je na omenjenem inštitutu imela predavanje z naslov GLOBAL APPROACH TO WATER RECYCLING IN SLOVENE TEXTILE COMPANIES.


Predavanje - Mislimo prihodnost, Združenje Manager

Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, maj 2014;