PlanetCare + Kirton

The Company

PlanetCare specializes in filtering technology that prevents microplastic fibre pollution from washing clothes and textiles.

Kirton provides the most innovative clean water technology solutions available on the market to clients working in sectors which use large quantities of water in their processing.

R&D Focus:

The project will provide the first dedicated microfibre filter for the textile industry.

The development of an industrial filter will increase PlanetCare’s impact and at the same time extend their product range to the industrial level.

The project will launch in autumn 2021.

  • UAL: University of the Arts London
  • Loughborough University


Andrej Krzan

R&D Company Lead


Andrej holds a PhD from Georgetown University, Washington DC where he studied physical organic chemistry. In 1997, he joined the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia where he focused on environmental aspects of polymers and plastics covering plastics recycling, biodegradable and biobased polymers, marine litter and microplastics. He coordinated a number of international projects on these topics. He is a lecturer of Waste management and Polymer materials at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia. In 2018, he joined PlanetCare as Chief scientist and is heavily involved in cooperation projects, testing, promotion and development activities.