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Novel Temperature Regulating Fibres and Garments

Objective

The objective of the project is to develop novel temperature regulating fibres and innovative textile products for thermal management, selected by the SME segment of the textile industry in Europe. The temperature regulating effect is achieved by novel methods of incorporating large amounts of phase changing materials (PCM) in textile fibres. When the body temperature increases, the PCM melts and absorbs the heat from the body in the form of latent heat. Then, when the temperature drops, the PCM crystallizes and the stored heat is released again. Clothes with built-in thermo-regulating properties provide maintained thermal comfort in difficult thermal environment and physical activity situations, without putting on or taking off clothes. Such smart clothing would reduce discomfort caused by accumulation of sweat/moisture in the clothing, and also shivering during varying activity levels and ambient conditions. The innovative concepts to be developed will outperform presently available materials for thermal management in garments. The concept is based on two main ideas. One idea is based on processing concepts that rely on compounding/mixing steps to provide suitable rheological properties of complex mixtures of polymers and PCMs followed by bi-component melt spinning to fibres with a core/sheath structure confining the PCM to the core. New bio-based (PLA) and conventional synthetic polymers for fibres (PP, PET, PA) are here addressed. The second idea is based on a new concept for incorporating PCMs in wet spun cellulose fibres based on direct addition of free PCM to a cellulose solution. A large and intense part of the project will be devoted to product related research, lead by the SMEs in the project. In particular, specific, value-added products are targeted within underwear, sports, leisure and home textiles. The work will aid in the transformation of the European textile and clothing industry from commodities into specific, value-added high-tech products.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-TP - Collaborative Project targeted to a special group (such as SMEs)

Coordinator

RISE IVF AB
Address
Argongatan 30
431 53 Molndal
Sweden
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 517 180,80
Administrative Contact
Bengt Hagström (Dr.)

Participants (14)

STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 279 507
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hilde Færevik (Ms.)
CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 338 470
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michèle Adams (Ms.)
THURINGISCHES INSTITUT FUR TEXTIL-UND KUNSTSTOFF-FORSCHUNG RUDOLSTADTEV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 475
Address
Breitscheidstrasse 97
07407 Rudolstadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ute Schubert (Ms.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 231 950
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Veli-Tapani Kuokkala (Dr.)
LUXILON INDUSTRIES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 242 450
Address
Vosveld 11
2110 Wijnegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Herbert De Breuck (Mr.)
POLISILK SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 219 888
Address
Ctra De Manresa A Igualada
08240 Guardiola
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marc Ponsa (Mr.)
ULLFROTTE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 95 820
Address
Chaufforvagen 29
831 48 Ostersund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sofia åberg (Ms.)
DEVOLD OF NORWAY AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 4 792,20
Address
Molvaersveien 12
6030 Langevaag
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Solgunn Hoff Farstad (Mrs.)
SMART FIBER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 141 549
Address
Breitscheidstrasse 154
07407 Rudolstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Kohne (Mr.)
ADDCOMP HOLLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 144 618
Address
Rudolf Dieselstraat 8
RUDOLF DIESELSTRAAT Nijverdal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Margareth J.C.M. Koppes (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE PENTRU TEXTILE SI PIELARIE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 161 730
Address
Lucretiu Patrascanu 16
030508 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Emilia Visileanu (Dr.)
GOTECH SRL

Participation ended

Romania
Address
Blvd Bucuresti 25A
430051 Baia Mare
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Oleg Velker (Mr.)
PREDILNICA LITIJA DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 102 330
Address
Kidriceva 1
1270 Litija
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Verica Zlabravec (Ms.)
FOV FABRICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 197 630
Address
Norrby Langgata 45
503 08 Boras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Kjerrulf (Mr.)