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High Performance Smart Multifunctional Technical Textiles for the Construction Sector

High Performance Smart Multifunctional Technical Textiles for the Construction Sector

Objective

In the last decade, advanced textiles materials have been developed as a result of a number of research and innovation projects addressing in particular the construction sector, which represent one of the biggest markets for textile products. Examples of advanced textiles for the construction sector comprise fabrics used for the rehabilitation of buildings, providing both strengthening and monitoring functions, geotextiles for the stabilisation and monitoring of soil structures such as railway, roadway embankments or coastal protection structures, high performance technical textiles for tensile structures used for covering large areas such as stadiums or exhibition areas, and textiles used in advanced roofing systems.
However, despite of the above benefits, many building practitioners are unfamiliar with the behaviour and the characteristics of these materials. The lack of information about the use and the properties of these materials from the design and construction community limits their capability of achieving the highest possible standards in quality assurance and control construction projects.
For these high performance materials the current design code or regulation may or may not be applicable: in general new codes or specifications or guidelines for their use or testing procedures are required to be developed for the purpose of design, construction and testing purpose.
The overall objective of the MULTITEXCO project is to scientifically and technologically characterise the latest achievements in technical textile sector for the development of Guideline and Pre-normative research enabling future standards at EU level aiming at supporting the SMEs involved in the construction sector to fully exploit the new generation of multifunctional technical textiles.
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Coordinator

TEXCLUBTEC

Address

Viale Sarca 223
20126 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 367 446,33

Administrative Contact

Aldo Tempesti (Mr.)

Participants (13)

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CLUBTEX ASSOCIATION

France

CATI SANAYICI VE IS ADAMLARI DERNEGI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 214 289,38

VEREINIGUNG DER PRUEFINGENIEURE FUER BAUSTATIK LANDESVEREINIGUNG BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 209 620,40

ASOCIACION DE EMPRESARIOS DE LA CONSTRUCCION, PROMOCION Y AFINES DE LA RIOJA

Spain

SELCOM SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 98 541,01

ARIMEKS MUHENDISLIK MIMARLIK INSAAT SANAYI VE DIS TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 120 763,08

RINA CONSULTING SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 20 950,78

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

Belgium

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

ACCIONA CONSTRUCCION SA

Spain

Maco Technology srl

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 124 247,30

UNITEX VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 303 052,26

CLUTEX - KLASTR TECHNICKE TEXTILIE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 204 089,46

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 606411

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 401 162,58

  • EU contribution

    € 1 663 000

Coordinated by:

TEXCLUBTEC

Italy