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Biotechnical quality improvement of synthetic textile fibres

Objective

The modification of synthetic fibres in order to obtain the desired end-product properties requires high amounts of energy and chemicals, which are partially discharged to the environment and are released from the end-products causing serious health risks. BioSynTex will develop new enzyme systems for the targeted modification of polyester (PET), polyacrylonitrile (PAN) and polyamide (PA/Ar) fibres. The obtained quality improving functionalities on the fibre surface will be characterised in detail. Eco-efficient finishing processes using the enzymatically modified fibres will be investigated in laboratory sale and larger scale using typical machinery. Savings of up to 30 % dye, 55 % energy and 20 % water during dyeing of textiles (clothing) and 45 % coupling agents during coating of PET (for tarpaulins) and 30 % of binders during the production of awning fabrics (from PAN) can be expected based on the new fibre functionalities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Address
Petersgasse 12
8010 Graz
Austria

Participants (8)

FISIPE FIBRAS SINTETICAS DE PORTUGAL AS
Portugal
Address

2836-908 Lavradio
INOTEX LTD.
Czechia
Address
770,Stefanikova 1208
544 01 Dvur Kralove Nad Labem
RHODIA INDUSTRIAL YARNS AG
Switzerland
Address

6021 Emmenbrueche
SATTLER AG
Austria
Address
Sattlerstrasse 45
8041 Graz
TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Finland
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 6
33101 Tampere
TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND
Finland
Address
Tietotie 2
02044 Espoo
TEXTIL ALBERTO DE SOUSA SA
Portugal
Address
Lugar Da Bouca
4801 Guimaraes
UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO
Portugal
Address
Campus Azurem
4800-058 Guimaraes