Control of Fibre Fragments In Wastewater

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The Microfibre Consortium (TMC) is a research-led sustainable textiles NGO, working to convene the global textiles sector through The Microfibre 2030 Commitment and Roadmap. The Microfibre Consortium work to connect and translate deep academic research with the reality of commercial supply chain production.

Our goal is to offer solutions to brands, retailers and manufacturers to transform textile production for the greater good of our ecosystems.

The MicrofIbre Consortium

target audience

Textile, apparel and footwear suppliers with wet processing facilities with direct discharge, indirect discharge and on-site Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) treatment plants, including, but not limited to:

  1. Dyeing and finishing of fibres, yarns, threads, fabrics, garments, trims and laces.
  2. Fabric mills.
  3. Laundry, washing and finishing facilities.
  4. Printing facilities.
  5. Vertical finished goods manufacturing facilities where any of the above wet processes occur.
  6. Synthetic materials (synthetic fibres or textile-polymer composite microfibres), coated with PU, PVC or similar that hold the appearance of leather but is not made from animal skin or hide (mock leather).

learning outcome

This specialised training course on fibre fragmentation offers numerous benefits to the textile industry manufacturers.

  1. Expert Guidance: Developed with insights from industry experts, this training ensures you receive the latest in fibre fragmentation knowledge directly from those deeply immersed in the topic.
  2. Real-Life Solutions: The training bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application. By focusing on converting understanding into real-life solutions and effective strategies that manufacturers can implement to tackle fibre fragmentation in their facilities.
  3. Science-led: Acquire knowledge rooted in scientific evidence, enabling informed decision-making to implement positive changes in your manufacturing processes.
  4. Competitive Edge: Equipping your team with expertise in fibre fragmentation provides a significant edge in the competitive textile industry landscape. Manufacturers who can effectively manage and optimise their processes are better positioned to meet market demands and deliver high-quality products.
  5. Maximise Effectiveness: Manufacturers learn strategies that are not just quick fixes but opportunities leading to long-term improvements in production processes and product quality.

course curriculum

The objective of this Basic level training is to understand fibre fragmentation during textile manufacturing, and the different methods of mitigating the problem.

This course consists of 4 modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to The Microfibre Consortium
  • Module 2: Introduction to the fibre fragments in wastewater
  • Module 3: Process & guidance of direct discharge effluent treatment
  • Module 4: Sampling and testing possibilities

Upcoming courses

Online (Self-Guided): Learners are able to take training independently on an online learning platform provided by our Approved Training Provider. Upon completion of the courses to take an exam and receive your certificate (if eligible).

Training Provider Language Registration Open Date
The Microfibre Consortium English 14 Feb 2024 - 31 Dec 2024 Sign up