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Biotechnical quality improvement of synthetic textile fibres

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2001-00560

  • Start date

    1 October 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 919 836

  • EU contribution

    € 1 193 734

Coordinated by:

GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria

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.

Coordinator

GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Address

Petersgasse 12
8010 Graz

Austria

Participants (8)

FISIPE FIBRAS SINTETICAS DE PORTUGAL AS

Portugal

INOTEX LTD.

Czechia

RHODIA INDUSTRIAL YARNS AG

Switzerland

SATTLER AG

Austria

TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Finland

TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND

Finland

TEXTIL ALBERTO DE SOUSA SA

Portugal

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

Project information

Grant agreement ID: G5RD-CT-2001-00560

  • Start date

    1 October 2001

  • End date

    31 December 2005

Funded under:

FP5-GROWTH

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 919 836

  • EU contribution

    € 1 193 734

Coordinated by:

GRAZ UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Austria