Wet Processing Textile Industry
There are approximately 60 wet processing textile mills in Canada. The majority of these mills are located in Quebec and Ontario, with a few in the Atlantic provinces. Wet processes are textile manufacturing or production processes that require significant quantities of water. The following textile processes are considered to be wet processes: scouring, neutralizing, desizing, mercerizing, carbonizing, fulling, bleaching, dyeing, finishing or any other wet process.
Substance(s) Managed Under this Source
Risk Management Strategy
Click on the following link to view strategies and actions recommended to manage risks associated with releases:
- Risk Management Strategy in Respect of Effluents from Textile Mills that Use Wet Processing (TMEs) and Nonylphenol (NP) and its Ethoxylates (NPEs) Under CEPA 1999
Risk Management Tool(s)
Tool(s) developed to manage risks associated with releases:
- Notice Requiring the Preparation and Implementation of Pollution Prevention Plans in Respect of Nonylphenol and its Ethoxylates Used in the Wet Processing Textile Industry and Effluents From Textile Mills that Use Wet Processing
- Technical Resource Guide prepared to Assist Wet Processing Textile Mills Required to Prepare and Implement Pollution Prevention Plans
- Fact sheet for the textile sector
Email address: GR-RM@ec.gc.ca
Fax number: (819) 994-0007
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