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Intelligent multi-reactive textiles integrating nano-filler based CPC-fibres

Intelligent multi-reactive textiles integrating nano-filler based CPC-fibres

Objective

The overall objective of the INTELTEX project is to develop a radically new approach to obtain intelligent textile combining three innovative functions: measurement in a continuous way of mechanical stresses applied to the textile structure, thermal self regulated textile surfaces, and detection of toxic volatile solvents.

This multi-sensitivity will be ensured by the integration of Conductive Polymer Composite (CPC) in textiles fibres. CPC, that is obtained by dispersion of conductive particles in a non-conductive polymeric matrix, is a material whose electrical conductivity changes depending on external stresses such as temperature, strain and vapour atmosphere. By processing textiles structures integrating CPC-based fibers, it will be p possible to get multi-reactive textiles where the complete textile act as sensor.

This new multifunctional textile will be used for many important applications with customised properties tailored to the following applications: Building application: wall fabric to detect cracks and temperature changes; industrial floors for leakage control and volatile solvent detection / Medical application: medical wear for monitoring body temperature / Protective clothing: combination of the three functionalities in fire-man clothing: monitoring near skin temperature, exterior temperature, mechanical stress (detection of an impact) and toxic volatile solvents such as carbon monoxide in fire.

INTELTEX offer radical innovations in 2 areas:
-Textiles area: development of a CPC-based technical functional textile combining 3 innovative functions mentioned above.
- Materials and nanotechnology area: development of stable carbon nanotube based multiphase CPC by controlling at nanoscale level the dispersion of carbon nanotubes.

The inter-particle gap is indeed a key-factor to get spinable CPC with the desired electrical properties.

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Coordinator

NANOCYL S.A.

Address

4 Rue De L'Essor
Sambreville

Belgium

Administrative Contact

Frédéric LUIZI (Dr)

Participants (23)

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EURODYE-CTC SA

Belgium

MINERVA SPA

Italy

PROTENSIVE LTD

United Kingdom

MULTITEL ASBL

Belgium

ARLEN SPOLKA AKCYJNA

Poland

TISSA GLASWEBEREI AG

Switzerland

DACON - DESIGN E ARTE EM CONFECCAO LDA

Portugal

EDANA AISBL

Belgium

UNIVERSIDADE DO MINHO

Portugal

POLITECHNIKA LODZKA (TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF LODZ)

Poland

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE

Belgium

PERATECH LTD

United Kingdom

FI-RI-VIGONIA S.A.

Romania

COLORIFIC MONOFIL GMBH

Germany

SINTERAMA SPA

Italy

ARDEA PROGETTI E SISTEMI S.R.L.

Italy

CENTITVC - CENTRO DE NANOTECNOLOGIA E MATERIAIS TECNICOS FUNCIONAIS E INTELIGENTES

Portugal

ALMA CONSULTING GROUP SAS

France

ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE DES ART ET INDUSTRIES TEXTILES

France

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FÜR POLYMERFORSCHUNG DRESDEN E.V.

Germany

QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITÉ DE BRETAGNE - SUD

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 26626

  • Start date

    1 September 2006

  • End date

    31 August 2010

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 281 008

  • EU contribution

    € 4 699 728

Coordinated by:

NANOCYL S.A.

Belgium