Many sports today are played on textile-based composites or artificial turf surfaces; football, golf, hockey and rugby among others. These offer economical and environmental advantages over natural surfaces and at AITEX, the behaviour of surfaces is studied to ensure that they react well during play, and that the player feels confident during the game.
Lines of R+D:
Obtaining mono and dual component multifilament fibres broadens the horizon of possibilities for usage in diverse fields such as health/hygiene. The use of configurations such as side by side, core-sheath, segmented or islands in the sea means that the developed fibres can be given properties such as self crimp, micro/nanofibres or enables conductive or anti-bacterial fibres to be obtained.
Lines of Innovation:
AITEX evaluates the Fire Reaction rating of all kinds of textile and construction materials, in accordance with the European Standard UNE EN 13501-1:2007.
This European Standard establishes 7 ratings: A1, A2, B, C, D, E and F; which define the contribution of a material to a fire, with A1 being the best possible rating. These ratings are complemented with two additional parameters:
- Smoke opaqueness: s1 (low), s2 and s3 (high).
- Dripping or falling of alight particles: d0 (none), d1 and d2 (dangerous)
A material is classified depending on its final application.
Evaluation of the shock absorption of sports surfaces.