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Validation and commercialization of improved solutions for rest systems from ALL4REST project (ALL4RESTgo2MARKET)

Objective

The integrated solutions developed in previous project ALL4REST (focused to achieve tactile/thermal comfort improvement establishing quantitative/qualitative evaluation of comfort or sleep quality) were mainly based in research and use of new biofibres and integration of thermoregulating systems, but also in use of new hotmelt adhesives, heatable textiles and microencapsulated scents for aromatherapy. Most promising results and solutions achieved could be developed in terms of several end-products with potentially good acceptation by consumers and easy-to-scale manufacturing processes. These selected solutions to be validated/implemented within ALL4RESTgo2MARKET are: a) mattresses with thermoregulation performance, b) pyjamas manufactured with biofibre-based knitted fabrics giving soft touch/better hand (also skin benefits) than conventional materials, and c) bedclothes manufactured with biofibre-based yarns looking for enhanced touch/comfort or finished with PCMs. Since most promising solutions related above have been carried out/manufactured successfully only at small scale and over a limited range of process’ parameters, the companies need to produce full solutions to develop all the manufacturing process, to provide a ‘full-pack’ of resting elements to end-users and a large variety of textile-based materials in order to develop the scaled-up processes (mattress fabrication, knitting/weaving and fabric finishing) demonstrating that manufacturing processes/concept can be extended to a variety of end-products, costumers and markets. Experimental data of ALL4REST best solutions have to be verified on preindustrial samples developed within ALL4RESTgo2MARKET project. This verification will allow providing useful data to develop/validate a business plan and associated marketing strategy for the involved SMEs. With these assumptions, they will be able to commercially develop, exploit and supply their costumers (and end-users) after this Demonstration project.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

COLCHONES EUROPA S.L.
Address
Carretera De Valencia S/n
30510 Yecla
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 159 566,40
Administrative Contact
Valerio Garcia Palao (Mr.)

Participants (7)

ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 170 282,40
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Korinna Mollá Latorre (Ms.)
Ramon Espi SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 106 186,40
Address
Carretera Sandon Sn
46890 Agullent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Frances (Mr.)
AZNAR TEXTIL S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 112 661,60
Address
Poligono Fuente Del Jarro - Calle Villa De Bilbao 2
46988 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eduardo Aznar (Mr.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 107 476,50
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guy Buyle (Dr.)
FINIPUR NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 482,40
Address
Oudernaardse Heerweg 76
8540 Deerlijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Van Daele (Mr.)
DEVAN-MICROPOLIS S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 138 062,40
Address
Rua Eng Frederico Ulr 2650
4470 605 Maia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laurence Flamand (Mr.)
TECHNOMAR GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 245 881,60
Address
Hohenlindener Str. 1
81677 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zsolt Kremer (Mr.)