Clothing textiles are studied from every aspect: the use of new raw materials, new yarns and finishing processes that can confer new properties or improve comfort or in general any improvement that may lead to the development of innovative products.
Lines of R & D:
Research associated with the implementation of biofibres which present some kind of functionality in the development of technical textiles. Properties such as skin regeneration, hydration or the elimination of fungus and bacteria can be induced in a textile medium through the adequate use of biofibres in processes of spinning and weaving.
The development and use of hollow or biocomponent fibres whose core is made up of a polymer that is soluble in an aqueous medium, as well as the use of special transversal sections which improve the transportation of moisture.
Study of new finishes and the degree to which they interfere with and/or favour comfort properties in terms of the feel and thermo-physiological comfort of a textile.
Study and validation of the functions of finished textile substrates (dual laminates, triple laminates, foam materials…) and finished garments from the perspective of physical comfort (feel) and thermal comfort (sensation of heat/cold, breathability, moisture management, thermal insulation…).
The features of simple and compound textile substrates (dual laminates, triple laminates, foam…) and finished garments are studied from the perspective of physical comfort (feel) and thermal comfort (sensation of cold/heat, breathability, management of moisture, thermal insulation…)
- Research and development of materials that can be applied to the development of undergarments.
Research and development of textile materials that provide new functional properties for undergarments such as lingerie and swimwear. The world of underwear and swimwear requires constant innovation for consumers. These innovations can be aesthetic, structural or, in this case, functional.
- Research and development of manufactured products through the use of biodegradable and ecological materials.
Research into biodegradable materials for the development of products manufactured with these properties. Research is being conducted into the properties these materials must possess in order to have biodegradable and, therefore, ecological properties.
From this perspective, emotional design offers the chance to innovate in the conception of user-oriented products, achieving a more emotional bond between user and product, thereby improving reactions and enhancing competitiveness.
To do this, a fast and dynamic system of communication and feedback with the consumer must be established, providing in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the product-user relationship, as well as all the factors involved in their purchasing decision.
Research based on the quantification of similar and potential consumers for each trend and the application of strategies with a view to responding to these consumers, identified through trends.
Developments that incorporate active ingredients which are beneficial for human health and which are absorbed through the skin.
Creation of textiles designed to eliminate bacteria, fungus, mites and other types of parasites from their own surface or from any surface with which they come into contact.
Research into textile structures capable of acting as sensors that monitor physiological and/or environmental parameters.
Research and development of fabrics to which chromo-active pigments have been added to carry out different functions in the field of health and safety.
Development of formulas using polymers enhanced through the mass addition of photo and/or thermochromic pigments to obtain fibres and fabrics.
The use of automatic radiofrequency identification (RFID) technology is able to improve the unit traceability of products, optimise inventory controls, speed up the serving of orders, and reduce errors in the dispatch process.
Lines of Innovation:
We are working to measure the storage and distribution of moisture on both sides of a fabric.
The aim is to create a real simulation of the influence of rain on garments designed to protect against this risk, using a flow of 450 l/m2h, also reproducing, therefore, the effect of the mechanical energy of drops of rain falling from a great height, thereby achieving high energy drops.
These studies are carried out using the thermal comfort simulator, which determines the thermal insulation capacity of a finished children’s garment.
Thermal insulation studies carried out on garments, under critical wind, temperature and moisture conditions.
Design of finished garments, based on the exact determination of measurements obtained by scanning the human body. This process allows companies to make items that are bespoke to the user and in the required design.
Determining the ease of materials to conduct electricity, thereby preventing the user from getting electric shocks.
With a view to increasing the competitiveness and customer loyalty of textile companies within the European market, AITEX offers its experience in this field to help them understand and apply these regulations and their requirements, and implement a specific OK REACH system in each company, adapted in accordance with individual needs.
“made in Green” is both a certificate and a label which, by controlling product traceability, ensures:
- The absence of substances that are harmful to HEALTH
- Respect for the ENVIRONMENT
- Respect for the HUMAN RIGHTS OF WORKERS