R+D at the service of the textile industry to create and transfer value-added factors.
High added-value solutions for emerging strategic markets. AITEX concentrates its research efforts on the following fields:
- Functional textile products for health, sport and personal protection
- Textile solutions for environmental and human protection
- Textile solutions for construction and habitat; energy efficiency and smart interior design
- Textile solutions for transport systems; lighter, cleaner, safer
- Personalised, functional fashion products.
AITEX is working on R+D for the following projects:
The principal goal of OPTI-ACE is to integrate optical sensors into fabrics for use in the manufacture of sports clothing and articles that can harvest and process performance data to evaluate and enhance the player’s performance.
The GREENFILS project has developed flat ribbons of PLA and PHB with two goals in mind: firstly, to study the effect of certain variables – the temperature of the cooling bath, godet speed, stretch ratio, post treatments, the presence of a nucleating agent in the polymer and the time after extrusion – on the material’s mechanical properties. Secondly, a compostability study of the two biomaterials with respect to ISO 20200:2015.
The TeCos project studies the evolution of thermoplastic composite technology by incorporating new production processes. The resulting developments will be implemented through four work packages in which the use of recycled carbon fibre (rCF) plays an important role.
These projects are funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball of the Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.