In response to the need for new high-performance, functionalised textile materials, AITEX focuses its research on the following areas:
- Development of innovative solutions that provide functional properties to the user’s skin.
- Development of non-wovens using environmentally friendly technologies
In this respect, the Institute is working on the research and development of the following projects
Fundetex II – Research and development of detergent formulations that provide functional properties to the user’s skin and health
During the project’s second year, FUNDETEX II aims to develop detergent and softener formulations that provide functional properties to the user’s skin and health.
With this project, AITEX hopes to advance the development of different formulations and impregnations in fabrics with different probiotics that provide properties for the skin; develop and implement reproducible methodologies for evaluating special properties; and identify additives or functional compounds for atopic skin and psoriasis.
Nobico – Development of high performance mono and bi-component nonwovens
The Nobico project aims to develop Spunmelt non-wovens with special properties using environmentally friendly materials.
The Spunmelt non-woven market is concentrated around the use of thermoplastic materials of the “comfort” type, mainly polypropylene, polyester and polyamide. This project aims to provide added-value factors to the materials by providing them with new properties.
The successful outcome of the project will develop non-wovens for use in sectors such as food, agriculture, construction and personal hygiene.
This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball of the Generalitat Valenciana, through the IVACE Programme.