The R&D Department’s core goal is to support companies in the applied research of new materials to develop innovative products with differentiating technical and economic values, and to generate growth opportunities through the diversification or specialisation of their lines of business.
AITEX works to provide solutions to the current and future needs of companies through the R&D of new materials, obtaining new high performance properties such as greater lightness and improved mechanical performance, while providing an increase in added value through functional solutions.
Thermoplastic polymer chemistry (reactive extrusion)
Spinning, texturing and weaving processes
Technical finishing processes (dyeing, printing, laminating and coating and surface treatments).
Composite materials (carbon)
R&D PROJECTS | NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE FUNCTIONALISED MATERIALS
rGENERA II – REUSE OF CARBON FIBRES FOR THE CREATION OF TEXTILE PRODUCTS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES
INNATUR – R&D INTO THE EXTRACTION AND STABILISATION OF NATURAL INGREDIENTS FOR USE IN COSMETIC FORMULATIONS
AGROLOOP – RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF CIRCULAR ECONOMY MODELS APPLIED TO TEXTILE WASTE OF AGRICULTURAL ORIGIN
OSIRIS – STRATEGIC COOPERATION IN TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY OF COMPOSITES AND COMPLEX PLASTIC MATERIALS WITH A HIGH ADDED-VALUE FACTOR
EFFI-TEX – DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES TO IMPROVE PROCESS AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY IN THE TEXTILE VALUE CHAIN AND ITS SECTORS OF APPLICATION
rGENERA – REUSING CARBON FIBRE TO CREATE TEXTILE ARTICLES FOR USE IN THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING
PRE-TEX 2021 – RESEARCH INTO THE MANUFACTURE OF FUNCTIONAL PRE-PREGS FOR THE COMPOSITES MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY
PLABITEX – R&D TO IMPROVE THE MECHANICAL AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF BIOPOLYMERS AND THEIR USE IN TEXTILE STRUCTURES
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