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Development of recyclable upholstery textiles for automotive industry design and public transport

Objective



Automotive industries are forced to recycle their
products after use. At the end of their life, cars have
to be disassembled and the spare parts should be used for
the same or similar products, to reduce waste and energy
consumption as well as to save resources. Especially
products which are used for furnishing and upholstery of
car seats, composed of laminated structures of expanded
Polyurethane and PES or PA fabrics, still have to be
disposed of.
By the application of a new textile production technology
a soft and voluminous product, so called knitted non
woven, in which 100% textile fibres and also 100% of the
same polymer class (e.g. PES) will be developed to
substitute the Polyurethane compounds. The new
construction (show below) will perform as:
fully recyclable textile product
cycle processing by use of recycling fibres again for
the new product, obtained from the product
better wearing properties, slightly higher costs than
expanded Polyurethane
The project will provide a pilot plant production and
develop all the necessary production parameters for the
most common applications in car seat upholstery and
furnishing textiles. Within two to three years after the
completion of the project the industrial experiences made
from the first industrial production lines will lead to
various industrial applications.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya
Address
15,Colón 15
8222 Terrassa
Spain

Participants (8)

Eurosit SA
Spain
Address
S/n,hostal Des Pi S/n
8630 Abrera
Gottschalk Borgstena Textile GmbH.
Germany
Address
14-24,Gottschalkstraße 14-24
34127 Kassel
Karl Mayer - Malimo Maschinenbau GmbH
Germany
Address
97/99,Annaberger Straße 97/99
9120 Chemnitz
Kóhnert & Tränkner Messsysteme GbR
Germany
Address
240,Annaberger Stra?e 240
09125 Chemnitz
Sociedad Española de Automóbiles de Turismo SA
Spain
Address
Km 585,Carretera Nacional Ii
08760 Martorell
Techtex GmbH Vliesstoffe Mittweida
Germany
Address
Weberstrasse 45/56
09641 Mittweida
Velta SA
Spain
Address
35,Calle Vendrell 35
8227 Terrassa
Wellman International Ltd.
Ireland
Address
Mullagh
94 Co. Meath