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Development of sustainable textiles against bugs

Objective

The aim of this project is to create textiles capable of providing the user with protection in front of bugs such as ticks and bedbugs.
On the one hand, ticks are important vectors of human and animal diseases, besides causing hurts and irritant bites. Currently, these diseases are more usual than past years, mainly due to: climate change and so continuously new pathogens transmitted by ticks. Ticks can be found mostly in East Europe and Central Europe.
Regarding to bedbugs, a wide range of explanations have been proposed for the increase, including climate change, increased human movement, changes in insecticide use patterns, and reduced insecticide susceptibility of the bedbugs. Current evidence indicates that bedbugs are making a comeback in Europe.
Although ticks and bedbugs are present in different environments, they have a similar behaviour, they can be attacked by the same kind of biocides and both of them are carriers of diseases and can cause irritating bites.
Nowadays the most used method is using a repellent-spray. These sprays contain biocides responsible of providing with protection to the user. There are a lot of biocides that can generate repellence and/or that can work as an insecticide. However, not all of them are accepted by the European Biocides Directive (98/8/EC) due to their toxicity and their environmental impact.
With this project, the current problems and lacks of obtaining protection against bugs (ticks and bedbugs) will be solved.
As a result, the associations of the consortium can take advantage of the R&D tasks carried out by the Technological Centres and so, offering to the SMEs solutions for getting protective textiles for ticks and bedbugs attack mainly focused on two sectors: PPEs (outside workers) and home/linen textiles (indoor fabrics).

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME-AG - Research for SME associations/groupings

Coordinator

GREMI TEXTIL DE TERRASSA
Address
Carrer Sant Pau 6
08221 Terrassa
Spain
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 311 931
Administrative Contact
Ariadna Detrell (Ms)

Participants (11)

CLUTEX - KLASTR TECHNICKE TEXTILIE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 195 361
Address
1 Maje 97/25
460 01 Liberec
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Milos Beran (Mr.)
TEXCLUBTEC
Italy
EU contribution
€ 176 440
Address
Viale Sarca 223
20126 Milano
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Aldo Tempesti (Mr.)
ASOCIACION DE EMPRESARIOS TEXTILES DE LA REGION VALENCIANA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 243 070
Address
Calle Els Telers P I El Pla 20
46870 Ontinyent
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Felipe Carrasco (Mr.)
ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 600
Address
Carrer De La Innovacio 2
08225 Terrassa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dirk Saseta (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 7 701
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felix Fontal (Dr.)
INOTEX SPOL SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 11 448
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 (Dr.)
NILKA TEKSTIL SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 48 990
Address
Cihangir Mah S J Kom Er Zafer Kiziltas Sok 1
34310 Istanbul
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ali Murat Tasci (Mr.)
GEM INNOV SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 47 700
Address
Lotissement Les Cypres 12
13420 Gemenos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Ortais (Mr.)
SILK&PROGRESS SPOL RO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 44 234
Address
Moravska Chrastova 29
569 04 Brnenec
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zdenek Staf (Mrs)
IQAP MASTERBATCH GROUP SL

Participation ended

Spain
Address
Carretera Vic A Olot Km 5
08510 Masies De Roda Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Josep Castanyer (Mr.)
LA INDUSTRIAL ALGODONERA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 61 550
Address
Raval Sant Rafael 21
43470 La Selva Del Camp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juli Borrego Nisa (Ms.)