Investigation of the production parameters (fibres, yarns, weaving, knitting, dyeing and finishing) for woven and knitted fabrics of high upf (ultraviolet protection factor) and optimum resistance to weather conditions.
Development of new yarn designs with specific physical and mechanical parameters and utility properties for the progressive field of multifunctional technical and protective woven and knitted textiles.
To research, develop, construct and manufacture new types of multifunctional warp knitted and woven textile materials and clothing applying the latest and upcoming fabric innovatons for workwear.
Aims to investigate the production of fibres and fabrics with semi-permanent antibacterial, antimicrobial, antifungal and deodorising properties.
Research, development and manufacture of compact yarns from high-performance fibres. Processing of compact yarns into woven and knitted fabrics.
To exploit silver's properties to give antimicrobial, antistatic and thermo-regulating properties to textile materials. Either silver-containing yarns or novel finish formulations will be applied to this effect.
Development and assessment of a new type of protective glove for protection against thermal risks (open flames, infrared radiation, hot objects, molten metal splashes), using a new protective material made from basalt fibres.
To develop and realise new functionalised textiles with high added value, barrier and filter properties impressing on specially designed and customised textile constructions and technologies of (multi)functional treatments, incl. Nano-fibre and nano-surface structures.
The main objective of the project is the development of novel multifunctional textile structures that include biological active compounds extracted from plants, to prevent the spreading of infectious diseases like borreliosis and other tick-borne bacterial diseases.
To develop a new, high density, high resistance cloth for aviation purposes. The textile will replace traditional nylon 6.6 based cloth and should find a wide range of application in air born sports, e.G. Paragliding, base jumping and skydiving and in outdoor fields.