• Via Laghetto, 1, 22073 Fino Mornasco CO
  • +39 031 920518
  • Via Laghetto, 1, 22073 Fino Mornasco CO
  • +39 031 920518

Lariana Depur Spa

At the beginning of the ’70s in order to face water pollution, local public Authorities and the Como Industrial Association signed an agreement for the construction and the managements of the wastewater system. Several companies, as Lariana Depur, were founded for this scope. Now Lariana Depur SpA is a private company of 146 firms (99% of shares) located in the textile district of Como, most of which are textile dyeing and printing factories, with a minor public participation. Their relation to the textile companies enables Lariana Depur to mutually seek for economically sound environmental solutions. The company is responsible for the construction and management of two wastewater treatment plants treating domestic and industrial wastewater (60%) with a total capacity of 30,000 m3/day and it carries out also consulting and design activities related to the upgrading of the centralised wastewater treatment plants, studies and experimental investigations of new wastewater treatments, surveys and feasibility studies aimed at minimising emissions from textile industries. Lariana Depur works on the basis of an integrated management system in accordance to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 50001:2011 and OHSAS 18001:2007. The company has participated in national and international projects and it has stable cooperation with the Polytechnic of Milan and Italian research centres (Enea, IRSA-CNR). Lariana Depur participated in the research project “TOWEF0 – Towards Effluent Zero Project (Contract n° EVK1-CT-2000-00063) supported by the European Commission under the Fifth Framework Programme. Throughout CIDA, an engineering company owned by Lariana Depur, coordinated the EU RTD project “INTEGRATEX – Integrated water recycling and emission abatement in the textile industry” (Contract ENV4950064, 1996-1999, IV EU FP – ENV 2C) and participated in the LIFE Project “BATTLE – Best Available Technique for water reuse in TextiLE SMEs” (Number LIFE05 ENV/IT/000846).

via Laghetto, 1
Tel. + 39031920518
Fax. + 39031921880

Giovanni Bergna: giovannibergna@lariana.it
Martina Bargna: martinabargna@lariana.it

Citeve – Centro Tecnológico Industrias Têxtil Vestuário

CITEVE is the Technological Centre for the Portuguese Textile and Clothing Industry, created in 1989, as a private non-profit organization with around 600 associate companies and more than 2000 active customers. Its mission is to support the technical and technological development of the textile & clothing industry, promoting innovation and inducing new capacities and new competences as well as

helping on the definition of industrial public policies. CITEVE offers technological services in different areas: laboratorial activities, technological consultancy & development, R&D + Innovation, technology Watch, product standards and certification, training and fashion intelligence. At consulting and technological development item, its services includes the sustainable production area, integrating services and expertise in LCA, environmental technologies, water and energy management, circular economy, health and safety and quality management, wastewater characterization and treatment. This knowledge is based in a specific Department, which is also responsible for the STEP© (Sustainable Textile Production Certification), Green Textiles Initiative© and the Green Target Methodology©. The R&D and innovation is one of the major strategic lines of CITEVE and in the last two decades CITEVE has taken part in more than 100 R&D projects involving more than 200 companies (Portuguese and European). The development of CITEVE in the field of applied research and technology transfer is also strengthen by its active participation in several networks, such as: The European Technology Platform For The Future of Textiles and Clothing; Textranet or Oeko-Tex® Association. With a very close relation with companies and a high-level knowledge of the sector performance and reality, CITEVE plays an important role in the definition and implementation of public policy, through a close cooperation of national public governmental organizations.

Rua Fernando Mesquita 2785
4760-034 Vila Nova de Famalicão

Tel. +351252300300
FAX +351252300322

Technological Centre for the Textile and Clothing Industries of Portugal
Paulo Cadeia – Innovation Management Director: pcadeia@citeve.pt

Sustainable Production Textile Technology Centre
Ana Gonçalves: agoncalves@citeve.pt
Augusta Silva: asilva@citeve.pt

Politecnico di Milano

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA) at Politecnico di Milano consists of
professors and researchers involved in eight main research fields:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Geodesy and Geomatics
  • Transport Infrastructure and Geosciences
  • Hydraulic Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Structures
  • Structural Design, Diagnostics And Rehabilitation (ProDRiS)
  • Water Science and Engineering (SIA)
  • Structures and Environment

Research in Environmental Engineering covers five main topics:

  • Water and wastewater treatment and reuse, recovery of energy and products from wastewater and sludge.
  • Management and planning of environmental resources.
  • Solid wastes and sludge minimization and management.
  • Air quality assessment and control as well as gaseous emissions treatment technologies.
  • Contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater: characterization, risk assessment, remediation

The Laboratory of Environmental Engineering Section dates back to 1958 and includes three sections:
sampling of environmental matrixes (air, water, and soil, as well as wastewater, gaseous emissions and wastes), analysis (preparatory, analytical and instrumental chemistry, and biology) and – the pilot plant sector, with equipment for testing the treatability of wastewater and wastes, instrumented lab- and pilot-scale bioreactors.
Pilot plants are also located at full-scale plants outside the University campus. The laboratory takes part in inter-calibration activities at both national and international levels and to the development of analytical methods in ISO and UNICHIM working groups. The laboratory has developed the super-site for fine and ultra-fine atmospheric particulate (located at the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment in Piacenza) and the Laboratory of the Energy Factory, located in Cremona, which is specialized in anaerobic digestion of different organic substrates. The research group on “Water and Wastewater Treatment Technology” at the Environmental Section of Department DICA promotes research and development for advanced waste water treatment and technologies and has its core activity in translational research due to close relationships between POLIMI and industrial partners of the University.

Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

Tel. +390223996410

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering – Environmental research area
Roberto Canziani, PhD: roberto.canziani@polimi.it


EURATEX is the European Apparel and Textile Confederation representing the interests of the European textile and clothing industry at the level of the EU institutions. As the voice of the European industry, EURATEX aims to create favorable environment within the European Union for manufacturing of textile and clothing products. Textile and apparel manufacturing is an essential pillar of local economy across the EU regions. EURATEX’ member federations represent in the EU some 177.700 companies with a turnover of €171 billion, employing 1.7 million workers. The EU is the world’s second biggest exporter of textiles and clothing with 22% and 25% of world sales respectively in 2016. The textile and fashion products made in the EU are exceptional in regards the respect of environment, consumer safety and labour rights.
EURATEX has an ambitious programme to enhance sustainable growth of the European textile and clothing industry.
EURATEX provides the EU institutions with accurate data and useful tools for making the policies that enhance Europe’s economic growth and facilitates jobs creation. We are committed to facilitate access of our companies which are predominantly SMEs, to the European actions.
EURATEX is focused on a few clear priorities: genuine industrial policy, research and innovation support, free and fair trade and sustainable production. EURATEX was officially created in 1996 by a merger of three organisations present in Brussels since the early ‘60s to promote the industry. EURATEX is registered under the European Union ‘Transparency Register’ – ID number : 7824139202-85.

24 rue Montoyer
1000 Brussels

Tel. +3222854891

Mauro Scalia, Director Sustainable Businesses: mauro.scalia@euratex.eu 

Stamperia di Cassina Rizzardi Spa

Stamperia di Cassina Rizzardi S.p.A. has been working for over 30 years in textile fabrics printing and finishing, with two factories and a current total workforce of 260 people. The two company

premises are in Cassina Rizzardi (in the Como silk district), where processing, printing, steaming, washing and finishing operations are carried out, and in Città della Pieve (Perugia) where purification, dyeing, steaming, washing and finishing operations are performed. As for today, the two production sites have a total production area of approximately 35’000 m2. The current daily production capacity is about 110’000 meters for printing and approximately 60’000 meters for dyeing, with an endowment of 25 traditional digital printing machines, two “single pass” digital printing machines, rotary table, rotating table, 52 dyeing machines, 11 rameuses, 1 plasma treatment line, 5 steaming equipment, 2 open-width washing, 2 rope wash, 3 boat wash, 2 automatic color kitchens, 1 sanfor, 2 calenders for transfer / laminating, 1 free steaming, 1 carbon brush, 1 grip, 1 cutters; in addition to control tables, rollers, etc.
Over the past decade, Stamperia di Cassina Rizzardi strongly invested in the emerging Digital Textile Printing technology, improving their offer to the final customers with a sensible reduction of batch sizes, flexibility and shortened lead time. These investments allowed the company to become one of the most important player in this area. Further investments performed in the last years allowed to vertically extend the company offer to pre-print and post-print services (including fabric preparation, steaming, washing and finishing) in order to provide their customers a comprehensive plethora of value-adding treatments they can apply on a wide set of different fibers.
Recently the company management has decided to invest in the so-called “single pass” digital textile printing machines, that allow to further reduce production times by up to 100 times compared to competitor technologies, merely implementing a different concept of color deposition on the fabric. Two of these machines (the “LARIO”, MS Printing Solutions) have been adopted and all the production system of Stamperia di Cassina Rizzardi has been adapted.
The company has also invested in the field of energy saving and energy consumption optimization by installing two photovoltaic plants, one for each plant, and a gas-fired cogeneration plant at the Cassina Rizzardi plant. These plants have a nominal total power of about 2’400 kW.

Via Manzoni 222

Tel. +390318822011
Fax. +390318829799

Giuliano Martinelli, Managing director: GMartinelli@scrspa.it
Matteo Somaini, HSE Specialist: msomaini@scrspa.it