DIGITEXProject ID: 26740
Digital Programmed Jetting of Fluids for Multifunctional protective Textiles
Total cost:EUR 12 268 459
EU contribution:EUR 6 800 000
Topic(s):NMP-2004-SME-184.108.40.206 - Multi-functional technical textiles for construction, medical applications and protective clothing
NMP - Nanotechnologies and nanosciences, knowledge based multifunctional materials and new production processes and devices
Call for proposal:FP6-2004-NMP-SME-4See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:IP - Integrated Project
The objective of this proposal is to develop a new finishing technology for multifunctional protective textiles. This requires a breakthrough technology based on digitally programmed microdisposing of functional fluids on textiles enabling high-speed protective functionalisation, continuous processing and customized production. Digital microdisposal has the ability of empowering exact localisation and patterning of functionalities in multi-layer textile substrates integrating advanced thermo and hydro regulation, chromic sensorics and controlled release functions, based on nano-technology and multifunctional materials.
Digital microdisposal of fluids will alter textile economics in terms of production speeds and on demand production. It unleashes the transformation of the textile sector to a knowledge intensive industry that can differentiate by adding value to the users of protective equipment. It has a broad social impact in terms of increased safety in hazardous environments with more attention for needs of specific users (gender) and non-toxicity leading to a drastic reduction of environmental pollutions in functionalisation process.
The project integrates development of novel compounds, chemical process technology, based on dynamics of fluid, textile technology, human phisiology, mechatronics and advanced optics for precise management and process control. To develop this technology a consortium of 13 High Tech and less RTD intensive SMEs across the enlarged Union is established. SMEs work together with 3 non SMEs and 9 universities and knowledge institutions to obtain exploitable results to develop the technology for market use.
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MARIANO COMENSE (CO)
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