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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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NANOCYL S.A.
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4 Rue De L'essor
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EURODYE-CTC SA
Belgium
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115 Chaussée De Charleroi
Jodoigne

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MINERVA SPA
Italy
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Via C.arrighi 16
Milano

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PROTENSIVE LTD
United Kingdom
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35 Hills Road
Cambridge

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MULTITEL ASBL
Belgium
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Rue Pierre Et Marie Curie 2
Mons

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ARLEN SPOLKA AKCYJNA
Poland
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Ul. Sapiezynska 10
Warszawa

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TISSA GLASWEBEREI AG
Switzerland
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Webereistrasse 9
Oberkulm

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DACON - DESIGN E ARTE EM CONFECCAO LDA
Portugal
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Rua Do Cubo, 237
Póvoa Do Varzim

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EDANA AISBL
Belgium
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157 Avenue Eugène Plasky
Brussels

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UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
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Largo Do Paço
Braga

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POLITECHNIKA LODZKA (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ)
Poland
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Ul. Zeromskiego 116
Lodz

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
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3, Rue Michel Ange
Paris

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COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE
Belgium
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Rue De La Loi,200
Brussels

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PERATECH LTD
United Kingdom
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Perapedhi, Tunstall,
Richmond, North Yorkshire

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FI-RI-VIGONIA S.A.
Romania
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Calea Aradului 48 A
Timisoara

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COLORIFIC MONOFIL GMBH
Germany
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F.-w.-raiffeisen Strasse 17
Übach Palenberg

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SINTERAMA SPA
Italy
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Via Gramsci 5
Sandigliano (Bi)

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ARDEA PROGETTI E SISTEMI S.R.L.
Italy
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Milano

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CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES
Portugal
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Rua Fernando Mesquita, 2785
293 Vila Nova De Famalicao

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ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS
France
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Domaine Des Bois D'houlbec
27120 Houlbec-cocherel

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ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ART ET INDUSTRIES TEXTILES
France
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9 Rue De L'ermitage
30329 Roubaix

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LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.
Germany
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Hohe Strasse 6
120411 Dresden

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QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
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Mile End Road
London

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UNIVERSITÉ DE BRETAGNE - SUD
France
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92 116 Lorient

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