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Weaving machine for producing multiaxial fabric (MULTIWEAVE)

Objective

Technical textiles is a new sector of the textile industry that has experienced a rapid grow in recent years, thanks to the new materials that have been developed for each specific application The structural market conditions of technical textiles are comp letely different from the traditional sectors (clothing, home textiles), where nearly everything is ready to use and the market is well defined In the technical textiles market, the client defines the objectives and specifications by a set of technical parameters The production development can occur during a long period of time, sometimes years, using expensive materials and performing a very high number of tests on the products and their respective applications Positive results, in this sector, are o nly possible by a permanent dialog between the fibre supplier, manufacturer and final client In order to achieve the main objectives, a strong financial position is required, as well as high skills in terms of textile engineering and product design Maj or considerations that should be taken into account when starting a research and development activity in this field can be summarised as follows: Developments in this field need larger amounts of time and resources than those on traditional textiles; Even when the technical success is considered very good, profits could be low if mass production is not achieved; Demand for more challenging product specifications is increasing, so the machinery should be more sophisticated and quality control more restri ctive; Research and development is always hard for small companies, so research centres where know-how is gathered, reducing or eliminating financial and technical risks, 'should undertake it Scientific and technical knowledge in other fields beyond tex tiles and clothing is required The main objective of MUL TIWEA VE project is to develop new manufacturing processes that can take advantage of the possibilities of new woven structures. One of the most important characteristics of technical textiles is the possibility of providing a specified strength in multiple directions. In order to achieve this objective, the research team is determined to develop a new concept that could produce a multiaxial fabric. This kind of fabric is designed to boost the re inforcement in bias directions, by the insertion of interlaced yarns between the weft and warp in a woven structure.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/vehicle engineering/aerospace engineering/aircraft
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/automation and control systems
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

P.& MAIA LDA
Address
Lugar Da Pisca
Creixomil (Guimaraes)
Portugal

Participants (8)

SAMDAL ENGINEERING
Norway
Address
Donskiveien 7
Gjettum
SPOLSIN SPOL SRO
Czechia
Address
Moravska 1078
Ceska Trebova
REGIS FABRICS LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Northen Court, Vernon Road, Basford
Nottingham
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Largo Do Paco
Braga
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
Address
Templergraben 55
Aachen
LABOR SRL
Italy
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
Roma
INSTITUTO AGILUS DE INOVACAO EM TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACAO, LDA
Portugal
Address
Av.fernao Magalhaes, 110-1° D
Ovar
MAGEBA TEXTILMASCHINEN GMBH CO OHG
Germany
Address
Wuppertalstr. 21
Bernkastel Kues