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Intelligent multi-reactive textiles integrating nano-filler based CPC-fibres

Objective

The overall objective of the INTELTEX project is to develop a radically new approach to obtain intelligent textile combining three innovative functions: measurement in a continuous way of mechanical stresses applied to the textile structure, thermal self regulated textile surfaces, and detection of toxic volatile solvents.

This multi-sensitivity will be ensured by the integration of Conductive Polymer Composite (CPC) in textiles fibres. CPC, that is obtained by dispersion of conductive particles in a non-conductive polymeric matrix, is a material whose electrical conductivity changes depending on external stresses such as temperature, strain and vapour atmosphere. By processing textiles structures integrating CPC-based fibers, it will be p possible to get multi-reactive textiles where the complete textile act as sensor.

This new multifunctional textile will be used for many important applications with customised properties tailored to the following applications: Building application: wall fabric to detect cracks and temperature changes; industrial floors for leakage control and volatile solvent detection / Medical application: medical wear for monitoring body temperature / Protective clothing: combination of the three functionalities in fire-man clothing: monitoring near skin temperature, exterior temperature, mechanical stress (detection of an impact) and toxic volatile solvents such as carbon monoxide in fire.

INTELTEX offer radical innovations in 2 areas:
-Textiles area: development of a CPC-based technical functional textile combining 3 innovative functions mentioned above.
- Materials and nanotechnology area: development of stable carbon nanotube based multiphase CPC by controlling at nanoscale level the dispersion of carbon nanotubes.

The inter-particle gap is indeed a key-factor to get spinable CPC with the desired electrical properties.

Call for proposal

FP6-2004-NMP-SME-4
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Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

NANOCYL S.A.
Address
4 Rue De L'essor
Sambreville
Belgium

Participants (23)

EURODYE-CTC SA
Belgium
Address
115 Chaussée De Charleroi
Jodoigne
MINERVA SPA
Italy
Address
Via C.arrighi 16
Milano
PROTENSIVE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
35 Hills Road
Cambridge
MULTITEL ASBL
Belgium
Address
Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
Mons
ARLEN SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
Address
Ul. Sapiezynska 10
Warszawa
TISSA GLASWEBEREI AG
Switzerland
Address
Webereistrasse 9
Oberkulm
DACON - DESIGN E ARTE EM CONFECCAO LDA
Portugal
Address
Rua Do Cubo, 237
Póvoa Do Varzim
EDANA AISBL
Belgium
Address
157 Avenue Eugène Plasky
Brussels
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Largo Do Paço
Braga
POLITECHNIKA LODZKA (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ)
Poland
Address
Ul. Zeromskiego 116
Lodz
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel Ange
Paris
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi,200
Brussels
PERATECH LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Perapedhi, Tunstall,
Richmond, North Yorkshire
FI-RI-VIGONIA S.A.
Romania
Address
Calea Aradului 48 A
Timisoara
COLORIFIC MONOFIL GMBH
Germany
Address
F.-w.-raiffeisen Strasse 17
Übach Palenberg
SINTERAMA SPA
Italy
Address
Via Gramsci 5
Sandigliano (Bi)
ARDEA PROGETTI E SISTEMI S.R.L.
Italy
CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES
Portugal
Address
Rua Fernando Mesquita, 2785
293 Vila Nova De Famalicao
ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS
France
Address
Domaine Des Bois D'houlbec
27120 Houlbec-cocherel
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ART ET INDUSTRIES TEXTILES
France
Address
9 Rue De L'ermitage
30329 Roubaix
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Hohe Strasse 6
120411 Dresden
QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
Address
Mile End Road
London
UNIVERSITÉ DE BRETAGNE - SUD
France
Address

92 116 Lorient