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Development of knowledge-based textile barriers for technical and special applications

The aims are research works on multifunctional textiles for shielding electromagnetic fields energy in order to protect men and also sensitive special equipment. New shielding textiles for technical and special applications with added-value properties will be obtained.

The aim of EMBAR project are research works on functional textile materials for shielding electromagnetic fields energy in order to protect humans and also sensitive special devices and equipment. To achieve electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) technical shielding is one of the methods. In work environment - technical or architectural shielding, but in municipal environment most often architectural shielding is used. Flat textile materials characterized with low mass per unit area, air and water vapour permeability, shapeability are nowadays more often used to produce screens protecting against electromagnetic field (EMF). EMF barrier materials, depending on the application area, especially for special uses, should fulfil additional properties such as: flame-retardant, anti-putrescent, bacteriostatic, biocidal, etc. Aesthetical values of the article (design, colour) and easy care instructions are also important. Light, flexible materials with attenuating energy of electromagnetic fields, antielectrostatic properties, will be specialty constructed, designed and processed to obtain special functional finishing depending on customers’ needs.Planned works will be performed as follows: - development of compact blended yarns providing multifunctional effect and development and manufacturing of flat textile (woven, knitted) structures providing wear comfort (SINTEX, INCDTP, SC Stofe Buhusi SA, SC Casa Vili SRL) - development of light and air permeable textile structures and manufacturing of woven fabrics containing selected electroconductive and/or non-conductive yarns; modification of newly developed woven fabrics according to modern, ecological coating in order to provide multifunctional properties to these woven fabrics (IW, POLONTEX) Such articles (prototypes) can be designed for protective clothes (SINTEX), architectural shielding of special rooms, cabins, partitions (curtains, covers, sheer curtains, etc.) or as the screens protecting electronic equipment (IW, POLONTEX, INCDTP, SC Stofe Buhusi SA, SC Casa Vili SRL), PPE for shielding electromagnetic fields (in cooperation INCDTP with SC Stofe Buhusi SA). Innovative feature of such textiles will result from the combination of protection against EMF (10 – 40 dB at the frequency of 0.1- 1.5 GHz) with the properties such as: electric load discharging, flame-retardancy, anti-microbial action, maintaining the use properties such as: lightness, air and vapour permeability.The obtained effects and effects durability will be assessed according to current European standards and according to procedures developed specially for this project. The formal results of the project will be progress and financial reports as well as Consortium. Products developed within this project will belong - due to their properties - to the group of high-tech fabrics.This project will provide means to produce new types of barrier textiles for EMF which will form low-cost, modern and easily applied alternative to existing products in the market. The operational / scientific skills of the project team are going to be fostered and enriched as consequence of the innovative product designing, processes improvement and development the collaboration with the partners from Romania (INCDTP, Casa Vili), Poland (IW Lodz, Polontex) and Czech Republic (Sintex).The project results are going to be largely disseminated by means of scientific articles, published in journals or presented at national / international conferences, in order to share the obtained status of research. Cooperation project team will be also ensured in order to compare different EM shielding properties of woven fabrics for specific destinations, as well as to establish the technological methods for obtaining this fabrics. Cooperation will be performed in order to set the mutual methods for the testing of the EM shielding properties of fabrics. Several international standards are effective in this field, such as the Standard MIL-STD-285 and the Standard ASTM D4935. Selected IW publications referring to project subject area: [1] J. Ziaja, J. Koprowska, J. Janukiewicz - Using Plasma Metallisation for Manufacture of Textile Screens Against Electromagnetic Fields - Fibres and Textiles in EE, 2008, [2]J. Koprowska, J. Ziaja, J. Janukiewicz “Plasma Metallization of Textiles Applied as Barrier Materials” - 12th International Conference on Plasma Surface Engineering, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, 2010;[3].J.Koprowska, B.Wisniewski, A. Szwugier "Surface Functionalization of Textiles by Sputter Coating" The 12th European Plasma Conference High-Tech Plasma Processes (HTPP-12), Bologna (Italy)September 2012;[4]J.Koprowska, B.Wisniewski-"Structure and properties of composite metallic modification nonwoven" EUROMAT 2013 (European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes) Sevilla (Spain), September 2013;
Acronym: 
EMBAR
Project ID: 
9 175
Start date: 
02-01-2015
Project Duration: 
36months
Project costs: 
1 210 000.00€
Technological Area: 
TECHNOLOGY FOR PROTECTING MAN AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Market Area: 
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / MANUFACTURING

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