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Development of ECOlogical friendly and flexible production processes for textile COATings based on innovative polyolefine polymer formulations

Objective

The European textile industry is confronted with a constant increase of ecological awareness. For instance, soft PVC is coming under ecological pressure. The polymer not only has high halogen content, but also requires the use of plasticisers. Some of these (e.g. specific phthalates) are toxic and can alter the expression of gender characteristics and are leading to a lowered fertility. Some of these chemicals are already banned from selected textile applications (e.g. baby’s clothing) via legislation or eco-labels such as Ökotex. Consumer organisation and ecologists are raising the pressure further to limit the use of these products.
As a result voices are raised to ban soft PVC containing textile articles further. This is not only to be considered as a thread but also as an opportunity for the textile industry and the SMEs involved. Indeed, if appropriate eco-friendly alternatives are developed, offering in addition technological advantages, a new route for innovative and high-end textile articles comes available.

The present project, Decocoat, is focussing on development of PO based functional polymers for the textiles industry. Recent developments within the PO production generate new sets of polymers, belonging to the most environmental friendly of all synthetic polymers. Thanks to the integrated functionalities and the (block)copolymer composition, a large range of mechanical properties and softnesses can be reached without the use of plasticisers. Within the project implementation of these novel polymers on textiles will be explored; using application routes offering the highest flexibility and requiring minimum new invest. The novel developed textiles will offer an ecologic alternative for the soft PVC coated or printed articles.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/textiles
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DEL'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE ASBL
Address
Rue Montoyer 24/2
1000 Bruxelles
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 11 345
Administrative Contact
Jan Laperre (Dr.)

Participants (8)

SCHMITS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 162 153
Address
Bedrijvenpark Twente 48
7602KB Almelo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jurgen Bolscher (Dr.)
LUXILON INDUSTRIES NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 157 491
Address
Vosveld 11
2110 Wijnegem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rolf Ribbons (Mr.)
ESTAMPADOS PRATO SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 151 415
Address
Calle Salvador 30 - 32
03830 Muro De Alcoy
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fernando Alexis Torregrosa (Mr.)
CALCUTTA N.V.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 158 717
Address
Schoolstraat 20
9940 Evergem
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yves Putman (Mr.)
FOV FABRICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 160 159
Address
Norrby Langgata 45
503 08 Boras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Johan Kjerrulf (Mr.)
REGATTA AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 154 346
Address
Borgundfjordveien 60
6017 Alesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Irene Mjelde (Ms.)
ASOCIACION DE INVESTIGACION DE LA INDUSTRIA TEXTIL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 102
Address
Plaza Emilio Sala 1
03801 Alcoy Alicante
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
José Antonio Santonja (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 2 505
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)