The environmental impact of microfibers is a growing concern in the apparel industry. Microfibers fall into the category of microplastics, which are solid plastic particles less than 5 millimeters in size. Microplastics form unintentionally when larger pieces of plastic, like car tires or synthetic textiles, wear and tear.
In the case of apparel, the mechanical and chemical action of washing synthetic fabrics is one way that microplastics, or microfibers, are released into the environment. In this webinar, you will learn about the implications of microfiber pollution as well as available test methods for limiting the impact of microfibers.
During this complimentary webinar, UL's subject matter expert will also discuss updates from the European and U.S. perspective on microfibers and answer any questions you may have.
Why should you join the training?
Join us to learn more about:
- Why microplastic is a concern
- How you can verify fiber fragments released from your fabric
- The possible legislative development
- How UL can help
Angela Donati, UL’s Softline Technical Manager