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Development of new agrotextiles from renewable resources and with a tailored biodegradability

Objective

Increasing oil-prices, a growing threat of oil-shortages, Kyoto agreements on green house gases, environmental effects and climate changes, are all elements that contribute to the concern for the future of our oil based economy. Not only the search for biofuels but also for bio-based polymers and a more extensive use of the natural resources by upgrading the value of natural fibres and side products will be needed to cope with these problems. Techno-economic studies predict an important growth for the bio-based polymer industry in the coming decennia. This will only be possible if new high end applications are developed. Textiles and especially agrotextiles offer a very attractive end market. Volumes in this market area are high and fast growing. At present, products are mainly based on Polyolefin’s (> 200Ktonnes/annum in Europe). Bio-based polymers in combination with natural fibres and side products can offer a good alternative, if biodegradation can be modelled and adapted according the specific end applications. Intrinsic positive properties of the bio-based polymers such as low flammability and high light fastness can boost technological advantages, leading to major economic and technologic benefits in industrial implementation. The proposed project envisages the research and development of new 100% renewable agrotextiles, via combination of natural fibres, bio-based fibres and bio-based functional additives. This requests: • new and optimised extrusion processes into fibres, yarn, monofilament or tape • processing into knitted, woven or non-woven structures and new finishing process • tailor-made mechanical and functional characteristics • a controlled and predictable biodegradation adapted to the application envisaged • a proven performance for a number of test/demonstration cases. This type of project can take a large share of the agrotextile market (up to 50%) by creation of alternatives for oil-based products and new applications.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 581 960
Administrative Contact
Umberto Ravyts (Mr.)

Participants (16)

RODENBURG PRODUCTIE BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 163 200
Address
Denariusstraat 19
4903 RC Oosterhout
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Huub Van Den Akker (Mr.)
TRANSFURANS CHEMICALS BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 177 960
Address
Leukaard 2
2440 Geel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Clonen (Mr.)
TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 211 440
Address
Bustadt 40
74360 Ilsfeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jûrgen Pfitzer (Mr.)
DEVAN-PPT CHEMICALS LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 134 440
Address
Dylan Laboratories
DE56 2EY Belper
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurence Flamand (Ms.)
ENYA BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 133 200
Address
Hoogweg 54
8940 Wervik
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jurgen De Rore (Mr.)
DS TEXTILE PLATFORM NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 146 520
Address
Industrieterrein Hoogveld 90
9200 Dendermonde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annik D'daese (Ms.)
LA ZELOISE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 166 400
Address
Dommekensstraat 8
9240 Zele
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kris Gistelynck (Mr.)
MDB TEXINOV SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 140 880
Address
Route De La Ferrossiere 56
38110 Saint Didier De La Tour
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jacques Tankere (Mr.)
RINA CONSULTING SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 216 048
Address
Via Cecchi 6
16129 Genova
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Donato Zangani (Mr.)
DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF
Germany
EU contribution
€ 231 000
Address
Korschtalstrasse 26
73770 Denkendorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Peter Steiger (Mr.)
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 399 000
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ruben Van Deursen (Mr.)
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE ARTS INDUSTRIES TEXTILES
France
EU contribution
€ 89 000
Address
2 Allee Louise Et Victor Champier
59056 Roubaix
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Philippe Vroman (Dr.)
INOTEX SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 109 270
Address
Stefanikova 1208
544 01 Dvur Kralove Nad Labem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milan Bohaty (Mr.)
BONAR TECHNICAL FABRICS NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 130 200
Address
Industriestraat 39
9240 Zele
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Desmet (Mr.)
CENTRO DI RICERCHE EUROPEO DI TECNOLOGIE DESIGN E MATERIALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 44 925
Address
Strada Statale 7 Appia Km 706+030 Snc
72100 Cittadella Della Ricerca Brindisi
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stefano De Riccardis (Dr.)
AGRITEC, vyzkum, slechteni a sluzby s.r.o.
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Address
Zemedelska 16
787 01 Sumperk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Martin Pavelek (Mr.)