Glaukos project aim was to develop eco-designed fishing gear and clothing, redesigning through a systemic aproach the entire value chain, all the way from renewable feedstock to textile prototype and ending with two end-of-life (EOL) solutions: biodegradation and bio-recycling.

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Unveiling Glaukos: showcase of breakthrough insights for Fashion and Fishing industries


Market study on potential application of bio-based yarns for Fishing Ropes/nets and Agricultural application

(Q4 2020)

Plastics are frequently associated with “single use”, each time referring to consumer use of bottles, straws, lids, cups, cutlery, plates, etc. Obviously their use is much larger than that, both in consumer and in industrial applications. And even though plastic must be one of the most useful and widespread used material, offering a multiple of advantages to all users in its value-chain, it nevertheless remains intrinsically an unbreakable substance, thus requesting an environmentally responsible use of it.

That’s where, in the beginning of the lifecycle of plastic materials, manufacturers of all kinds of plastic-based goods need to reflect on the wheres, whys, hows and whens their final products are used in the world. Obviously, before getting to alternative solutions, significantly improving the use of those said plastics, one needs to draw the picture of how its market is organized, how is it quantified and how it can be fine-tuned. Ropes and nets, both in marine and in land applications, are one of the items the Single Use Plastics Directive targets as a “stakeholder”. Eurocord, as the European Association of Synthetic Fiber Ropes and Nets manufacturing businesses, hereby focuses on an attempt to describe its market, its dynamics and its potential for contributing to a solution, to be implemented by sovereign bodies and respected actively by the end-users. The information in the “Market study on potential application of bio-based yarns for Fishing Ropes/nets and Agricultural application” is meant to support the further work in the development of this bio-based strong material, thus helping reduce the environmental impact of its main products.

Market Study on Materials Used in the Textile and Sport Industry

(Q2 2021)

Getting to know the basic information of fiber production and its implementation in the clothing market is of high importance as it builds a starting point for directing the research plan in an effective way. One of the scheduled background activities in the project’s framework was to conduct a research market study focusing on the past, present and future use of clothing fibers of different types. For that, the Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry (BSI), representing the interests of the German sport articles manufacturers, has provided an overview of the worldwide fibers’ production and has conducted a qualitative survey of the use of fiber materials in cooperation with some BSI members that play a leading role in the sport clothing and shoes sector. The information provided by the industry offers a special focus on the performance characteristics needed for developing biobased and recycled fiber materials.

D6.1 Glaukos Standardized Method


Effects of Ethinylestradiol (EE2) and an Organophosphorus Flame Retardant (TCPP) on Gonadal Maturation in the Sea Urchin, Paracentrotus lividus

Microbial Degradation of Plastics

Chemical and biological catalysis for plastics recycling and upcycling

Surface display as a functional screening platform for detecting enzymes active on PET

FERMENTATION: Balancing pH and Yield: Exploring Itaconic Acid Production in Ustilago cynodontis from an Economic Perspective

FERMENTATION: Itaconate Production from Crude Substrates with U. maydis: Scale-up of an Industrially Relevant Bioprocess

FERMENTATION: Introducing molasses as an alternative feedstock into itaconate production using Ustilago sp

END OF LIFE – BIORECYCLING: Chemical and biological catalysis for plastics recycling and upcycling

END OF LIFE – BIORECYCLING: Biodegradation of poly(ester-urethane) coatings by Halopseudomonas formosensis

END OF LIFE – BIORECYCLING: Bio-upcycling of even and uneven medium-chain-length diols and dicarboxylates to polyhydroxyalkanoates using engineered Pseudomonas putida

END OF LIFE-BIODEGRADATION: Is a compostable plastic biodegradable in the sea? A rapid standard protocol to test mineralization in marine conditions

END OF LIFE-BIODEGRADATION: A Practical Tool for the Assessment of Polymer Biodegradability in Marine Environments Guides the Development of Truly Biodegradable Plastics

END OF LIFE-BIODEGRADATION: UV Dosage Unveils Toxic Properties of Weathered Commercial Bioplastic Bags

END OF LIFE-BIODEGRADATION: Widespread alterations upon exposure to the estrogenic endocrine disruptor ethinyl estradiol in the liver proteome of the marine male fish Cyprinodon variegatus

END OF LIFE-BIODEGRADATION: Effects of primary leachates of conventional and alternative plastics in Cyprinodon variegatus fish larvae: Endocrine disruption and toxicological responses

END OF LIFE-BIODEGRADATION: Evaluating the alterations of the estrogen-responsive genes in Cyprinodon variegatus larvae for biomonitoring the impacts of estrogenic endocrine disruptors (EEDs)