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Final Report - SAFE&COOL (Development of a (...) barrier layer for protective clothes based on an innovative combination of warp-knitted textiles and hydrogel polymer coatings (...))

Project ID: 508191
Funded under: FP6-SME

Abstract

SAFE&COOL was a cooperative research project co-funded by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme (FP6). The aim of the project was to develop a thermal and moisture management layer based on a three-dimensional (3D) warp-knitted fabric coated with a water absorbing polymer to be easily and cost effectively integrated in current protective clothing manufacturing and maintenance activities.

This report, in the form of a research paper, has been prepared by D'Appolonia in cooperation with all the project partners, mainly with those involved in the production of the different parts of the protective garment and of the final commercialisation. It describes the design procedure and fabric prototypes, the textile structure, the different methods investigated for the deposition of the water binding polymer on the fabric layer, garment prototypes and the relative testing.

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Record Number: 12857 / Last updated on: 2011-04-14
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