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I + D / Diversos Grupos de Investigación

 

Year: 2021

 

MOTIVATION


Within the context of enhancing sustainability in the textile production chain and Industry 4.0, technological disruption reveals itself as a central element to addressing new challenges while creating new opportunities for the regional and national textile sector.

It is obvious that a priority for the sector is creating innovation in new technologies which can create and modify new processes, materials and end products, which, in addition to resolving an imminent need, demonstrates that this is a sector in which there is scope for the creation of new products that will attract an increasingly informed consumer who is looking for novel solutions.

From a technological point of view, it is vital to tackle challenges such as different customization systems and the circular economy, a movement that advocates the reuse of resources and which does not always fit in with a mass-production model based on accelerated consumption.

 

OBJECTIVES AND EXPECTED RESULTS


The contribution of the EFFI-TEX project to the proposed challenges proposes R&D activities and the implementation of new disruptive technological solutions that will be beneficial to efficiency, quality and competitiveness for the regional and national textile sector through a process of immediate knowledge transfer, providing a tractor effect of R&D, enabling the launch of new projects and specific developments swiftly.

EFFI-TEX has been designed with the aim of transferring to industry the results of previous internal research conducted at the AITEX Textile Research Institute, along with the technologies adapted to different industrial procedures, through applied R&D. 

To this end, technical study, analysis and validation of technological solutions for the sector have been proposed to draw up an in-depth mapping of future technological solutions, and the development of three different demonstrators with collaborating companies, with a focus on adapting and validating the new technological solutions proposed.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

The general objectives of the project consist of the study, analysis and implementation of disruptive technologies that improve the efficiency of processes and resources in the textile value chain and in different sectors of application.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

  • Map disruptive technologies related to improving the efficiency of textile processes and resources.
  • Study the technical and economic feasibility at pilot level. For the current 2021 call, there is a portfolio of R&D project results focused on automation, personalisation, digitisation and integrated water management.
  • Analyse the industrial scalability of these disruptive solutions and assess their impact/benefit.
  • Demonstrate the solutions on an industrial scale in companies
  • Validate and optimise the technologies, and develop them to adapt the parameters to real production environments.
  • Measure and quantify their impact/benefit in a real-world setting
  • Improve business competitiveness and aid progression by increasing technological growth.

 

 

The Project with Grant Number «CONV21 / DGINN / 14 – EFFI-TEX – Development and implementation of new disruptive technologies that improve the efficiency of processes and resources in the textile value chain and application sectors», is financed by the Department of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society through the nominative line «Aid to the IITT for innovation projects in collaboration with companies within the framework of the Intelligent Specialization».

 

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  • Year: 2021

  • Status: In progress

  • Entity: Conselleria
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    I + D / Nanotecnología aplicada a materiales textiles. Desarrollo de fibras, hilatura y tejeduría.

     

    Year: 2021

    MOTIVATION


    Industrial sectors such as textiles, packaging, automotive, construction and others, consume vast quantities of synthetic polymers, but current systems of production, distribution and use are almost completely linear, creating an unsustainable model of waste generation and accumulation (Figure 1). [1]Furthermore, the vast majority of synthetic polymers are designed for performance and durability, not for degradability and recyclability, which has led to a huge problem of waste accumulation in recent decades. At the end of 2018, of the 62 million tonnes produced in Europe, only 47% of post-consumer plastic waste was recovered, 43% was incinerated, 32% recycled and 25% deposited in landfills or in the environment. [2]

                     

                                    Figure 1: schematic representation of the conventional industrial textile system.

    More specifically, the environmental impact of the textile industry has become one of today’s most worrying issues. In fact, in 2015, the global textile industry consumed approximately 79 billion m3 of water, generated 1.7 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions (approximately 4.6% of total global carbon emissions), and was responsible for 92 million tonnes of waste. [3]

    [1] Was Patwary, S. Consumer Clothing Behavior and Associated Environmental Impact. Preprints, 2019.

    Without changes to the current industrial model, estimates indicate that these figures will increase by at least 50% by 2030. Therefore, in order to reduce the accumulation of textile waste and its environmental impact, the new European legislation (EU Directive 2018/851), included in the European Green Pact, proposes a transition from the conventional linear industrial model to a circular model, transforming waste into revalorised products at the end of its useful life.


    [1] Ellen Macarthur Foundation

    [2] Plastics Europe

    [3] Was Patwary, S. Consumer Clothing Behavior and Associated Environmental Impact. Preprints, 2019.

     

    OBJECTIVES


    With the aim of promoting and facilitating industrial transition from the traditional linear model to the circular economy, the overall objective of the CHEMUP project is to spin yarns from:

    • Biopolymers: PHB, PBS and PLA.
    • Chemically recycled PET textile waste through a glycolysis process.

    The expected result will be textile fibres for transformation into high value-added products at the end of their useful life.

     

    EXPECTED RESULTS


    Through CHEMUP, textile fibres will be created for transformation into high value-added products at the end of their useful life from:

    • Biopolymers: textile fibres from blends of PHB, PBS and PLA will be produced by melt spinning processes to create easily compostable textiles which, at the end of their useful life, will serve as a source of nutrients for the crops used to grow new biopolymers.
    • Chemically recycled PET: from PET waste, through a process of depolymerisation by glycolysis and subsequent polymerisation, the resulting virgin PET will be used in the manufacture of new meltspun textile fibres.

    Therefore, based on the principles of the circular economy, the CHEMUP project will enable the production of new textile products, reducing the environmental impact of their production and disposal, and their carbon footprint.

     

     

    This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

    Additional Information

     

    • Grant number: IMAMCI/2021/1


    • Year: 2021

    • Status: In progress

    • Entity: IVACE
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      I + D / Diversos Grupos de Investigación

      PLAN FOR AITEX NON-ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES 2021

       

      AITEX Non-Economic R&D Activities are structured into 4 large THEMATIC AREAS, which include each of the lines of research carried out by the Institute.


       

      NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

      NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE AND FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS

      rGENERA MICROCOLOR
      SANICAPS HYBRID II
      BIOMELT PRE-TEX 2021

      ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, SMART TEXTILES AND DIGITALIZATION

      ADVANCED MANUFACTURING, SMART TEXTILES AND DIGITALIZATION

      HONEYTEX 2021

      GAMIFY II

      HIGH VALUE ADDED SOLUTIONS FOR STRATEGIC MARKETS

      HIGH VALUE ADDED SOLUTIONS FOR STRATEGIC MARKETS

      VALHABITAT 2021

      MEDIC@TEX II

      CELLCARE

      CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY

      CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND SUSTAINABILITY

      PLABITEX

      GREEN THINKING

      CHEMUP

       

      The projects below are of particular interest:

      AcronymTitleLink
      BIOMELTSustainability applied to continuous lamination processes+Info
      CELLCARER&D of cell cultures to study the biocompatibility and efficacy of assets+Info
      DISEÑO AVANZADOThe value of aesthetics in technological innovation+Info
      EU4AITEX2021Boosting R&D AITEX activity at European level+Info
      GAMIFY II Research and development of smart textiles for gamification+INFO
      GREEN THINKING
      A study of the applicability of ecodesign in the textile industry+Info
      HONEYTEX 2021
      Prototyping and validation of a new honeycomb manufacturing process+INFO
      HUB TEXTILThe creation of a hub specialising in the circular economy and sustainability to help the green transition of the textile industry+INFO
      HYBRID IIDevelopment of hybrid electronic solutions on textile substrates+INFO
      MEDIC@TEX II Development of technological textile solutions for the healthcare sector and results transfer+INFO
      MICROCOLORResearch and development of dyeing with microorganisms+INFO
      PLABITEX
      R&D to improve the mechanical and thermal properties of biopolymers and their use in textile structures+INFO
      PRE-TEX 2021
      Research into the manufacture of functional pre-pregs for the composites manufacturing industry+INFO
      RGENERAReusing carbon fibre to create textile articles for use in thermoplastic composite manufacturing+INFO
      SANICAPS Development of new added-value products for the personal hygiene sector+INFO
      TRANSFIEREAITEX knowledge transfer+INFO
      VALHABITAT 2021Research into qualitative and quantitative trends to promote strategic design in home textile companies+INFO
      CHEMUPSpinning yarn from biopolymers and chemically-recovered PET+INFO

       

      This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

      GRANT NUMBER: IMAMCI/2021/1

      TOTAL COST OF THE ACTION PLAN: —-

       

      To see a more detailed view of the results of the PLAN, click on the following link:

      RESULTS REPORT

      Additional information

      • Year: 2021

      • Status: In progress

      • Entity: IVACE
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        PLAN DE ACTIVIDADES DE CARÁCTER NO ECONÓMICO DE AITEX EJERCICIO 2021

         

        Las Actividades No Económicas de I+D de AITEX, se estructuran en 4 grandes ÁREAS TEMÁTICAS, que recogen cada una de las líneas de investigación que lleva a cabo el Instituto.


         

        NUEVOS MATERIALES DE ALTAS PRESTACIONES Y FUNCIONALIZADOS

        NUEVOS MATERIALES DE ALTAS PRESTACIONES Y FUNCIONALIZADOS

        rGENERA MICROCOLOR
        SANICAPS HYBRID II
        BIOMELT PRE-TEX 2021

        FABRICACIÓN AVANZADA, TEXTILES INTELIGENTES Y DIGITALIZACIÓN

        FABRICACIÓN AVANZADA, TEXTILES INTELIGENTES Y DIGITALIZACIÓN

        HONEYTEX 2021

        GAMIFY II

        SOLUCIONES DE ALTO VALOR AÑADIDO PARA MERCADOS ESTRATÉGICOS

        SOLUCIONES DE ALTO VALOR AÑADIDO PARA MERCADOS ESTRATÉGICOS

        VALHABITAT 2021

        MEDIC@TEX II

        CELLCARE

        ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR Y SOSTENIBILIDAD

        ECONOMÍA CIRCULAR Y SOSTENIBILIDAD

        PLABITEX

        GREEN THINKING

        CHEMUP

         

        A continuación, se destacan los siguientes proyectos de I+D:

        AcrónimoTítuloEnlace
        BIOMELTSostenibilidad aplicada a procesos de laminación en continuo
        +Info
        CELLCAREI+D de cultivos celulares para el estudio de biocompatibilidades y eficacia de activos
        +Info
        CHEMUP
        Obtención de hilo a partir de biopolímeros y PET reciclado químicamente
        +Info
        DISEÑO AVANZADO
        El valor estético en innovación tecnológica
        +Info
        EU4AITEX 2021
        Economía circular aplicada a residuos textiles de naturaleza termoplástica+Info
        GAMIFY II
        Investigación y desarrollo de textiles inteligentes para gamificación
        +Info
        GREEN THINKING
        Desarrollo de soluciones textiles sostenibles bajo los preceptos del ecodiseño
        +Info
        HONEYTEX 2021
        Prototipado y validación de un nuevo proceso de fabricación de honeycombs
        +Info
        HUB- TEXTIL
        Creación de HUB especializado en economía circular y sostenibilidad para la transición ecológica de las empresas del sector textil
        +Info
        HYBRID II
        Desarrollo de soluciones electronicas hibridas sobre sustrato textil
        +Info
        MEDIC@TEX II
        Desarrollo de soluciones tecnológicas textiles para el sector de la salud y transferencia de resultados
        +Info
        MICROCOLOR
        Investigación y desarrollo del proceso de tintura con el uso de microorganismos 
        +Info
        PLABITEX
        I+D para la mejora de propiedades mecánicas y térmicas de polímeros de origen bio y su aplicación en estructuras textiles
        +Info
        PRE-TEX 2021
        Investigación del proceso de fabricación de pre-impregnados (pre-pregs) funcionales para la industria de materiales compuestos
        +Info
        rGENERA
        Reutilizacion de fibras de carbono para la generacion de productos textiles destinados a la fabricacion de composites termoplasticos
        +Info
        SANICAPS
        Desarrollo de nuevos productos de valor añadido para el sector de la higiene íntima personal 
        +Info
        TRANSFIERE
        Transferencia tecnológica AITEX
        +Info
        VALHABITAT 2021
        Investigación de tendencias cualitativas y cuantitativas para fomentar el diseño estratégico en las empresas de textil hogar
        +Info

         

        Este proyecto cuenta con el apoyo de la Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, a través del IVACE.

        EXPEDIENTE: IMAMCI/2021/1

        IMPORTE TOTAL DEL PLAN DE ACTUACIÓN: —-

        Para consultar los resultados detallados del PLAN haga click en el siguiente enlace:
        INFORME DE RESULTADOS

        Información adicional

        • Año: 2021

        • Estado: En ejecución

        • Entidad: IVACE
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          I + D / Textiles inteligentes y soluciones TIC 

           

          Year: 2021

          MOTIVATION


          The year 2020 has brought about a myriad of changes in our social, cultural, economic, lifestyle and shopping habits. It seems as if in March 2020, we were living in a world that is unrecognisable compared to the one we are living in now. The COVID-19 pandemic is creating uncertainty in our daily lives.

          Some types of activity are practically paralysed and this is directly affecting the habitat sector. If we look back at the TRENDS FOR HORECA monograph (Hotels, restaurants and coffee shops), which was published at the end of 2019, the conclusions were encouraging, and the sector was seen as strategic for companies developing home products.

          These changes have not only affected this sector. As we have already mentioned, the events of 2020 have changed our lifestyles and we now spend more time at home, which we have turned into a comfortable and healthy workspace. We have changed our shopping and leisure habits, increased our concern for the environment and become more aware of the importance of sustainability.

          The home textile sector is desperate for information but the current situation has led to the cancellation of trade fairs, reducing contact with our clients and restricting travel. This is the reason that AITEX proposed the VALHABITAT 2021 project, to search for, analyse, and orient information to promote strategic design among companies in our sector, mainly home textiles.

          The aim is to study socio-cultural, design and market changes, collaborate in the development of innovative products and/or lines of business in favour of the sustainability of companies in the habitat sector, developing information on product, market and technological trends for the development of products for textiles for use in the home.

           

          OBJECTIVES


          The aim of the project is to promote strategic design among companies in the home textile sector, providing them with prospective information on both qualitative trends (HTO Trends) and quantitative trends (HT Market Study). This will be combined with research into new assembly technologies and virtualisation of textile materials for the development of innovative ideas, both for the development of products, environments, business lines and digitalisation of processes and for public spaces (CONTRACT) and the home.

          The specific objectives are as follows:

          • Help companies in the home textile sector to understand the new social and market context after 2020, compiling information based on habitat product variables influenced by the socio-technological environment, proposing market strategies that help the development of products and/or habitat business lines.
          • Acquire half-yearly quantitative data on the home textiles market, analysing by product type, consumer profile, type of distribution, competition and average price. In addition, the data will be analysed and segregated in such a way that it provides quantitative information on the state of the home textile sector in terms of new markets or to propose innovations in products or services that will enable the sustainable growth of companies.
          • Research new technologies in materials assembly and virtual simulation of textile materials, providing prospective information to companies to advance in the digitalisation of their processes and sales approaches for household products, both public and private.
          • Transfer the information obtained to companies, through dissemination events and activities, to introduce innovative products into their product portfolios.

           

          EXPECTED RESULTS


          The results of this project will be reflected in:

          • Digital publication of the HABITAT TREND HANDBOOK 22/23, carried out in collaboration with the HTO (comprising AIDIMME, AITEX and ITC).
          • Digital publication and presentation of half-yearly results of the HOME TEXTILE PRODUCTS MARKET SURVEY (May and November).
          • Development of prototyping, technology demonstrators and trends in textile products for the home.

          This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

          Additional Information

           

          • Grant number: IMAMCI/2021/1


          • Year: 2021

          • Status: In progress

          • Entity: IVACE
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            I + D / Diversos Grupos de Investigación

             

            Year: 2021

             

            MOTIVATION


            In order to guarantee the competitive intelligence of AITEX and, by extension, that of the companies of the Valencian Community with which the Technological Institute works, the study and pre-design of an approach that can guarantee an effective technology transfer from the Institute has been developed over the past year.

            The design of this new approach considered two key aspects: on the one hand, the knowledge transfer models currently used by organisations, administrations, centres and institutions at regional, national and European level; and on the other, the most relevant technical, economic, social and legislative factors and indicators in technology transfer processes.

            Thus, it was concluded that technology procurement processes are an essential source of ideas for the creation and gradual incorporation of technological innovation opportunities in any company enabling technology integration to impact its business model and profitability. 

             

            OBJECTIVES


            • Facilitate the promotion of knowledge transfer from AITEX to companies in the Valencian Community and provide the private sector with valuable and innovative solutions.

             

            EXPECTED RESULTS


            TRANSFIERE proposes an approach that ensures the transfer of the Institute’s results in technological R&D technology to the market.

            The design of the approach model of knowledge transfer represents one of AITEX’s main aspirations within the area of R&D projects, gaining vital importance for the business fabric of the Valencian Community, on which the Institute is founded.

            The aims of TRANSFIERE and the activities carried out within its framework are aimed at improving the knowledge transfer process from AITEX’s R&D areas to the private sector.

             

            This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

            Additional Information

             

            • Grant number: IMAMCI/2021/1


            • Year: 2021

            • Status: In progress

            • Entity: IVACE
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              I + D / Acabados técnicos, salud, confort, deporte y medio ambiente

               

              Year: 2021

              MOTIVATION


              Modern society is increasingly aware that we need to lead a lifestyle that is less hectic and much healthier. We all want to incorporate routines into our lives that improve our health and proper personal hygiene is fundamental to daily personal care. Intimate infections are more common in women during their menstrual cycle so innovations in the intimate hygiene sector are concerned with improving the effectiveness and skin care in these products to prevent infection. The project aims to functionalise these products to prevent infections and improve user comfort.

              Absorbent products are also widely used in the field of hygiene, both for intimate hygiene and for adult urinary incontinence and baby nappies. These products are considerably voluminous and can cause a certain degree of discomfort and the project aims to reduce the thickness and density of absorbent products to improve comfort and discretion, and the quality of life of users.

               

              OBJECTIVES


              The aim of the project is to add value to intimate hygiene products through the microencapsulation of assets that are beneficial for the prevention of infections and by electrospinning superabsorbent polymers to improve the comfort of the product. Using electrospinning technology, the aim is to open up a new field of applied research for AITEX in the production of superabsorbent nanofibres, with the aim of obtaining new absorbent products with smaller dimensions and thicknesses.

              The specific technical objectives of the project are:

              1. To develop formulations with encapsulated assets or probiotics for hygiene products to prevent infections and skin conditions, through the microencapsulation of natural active compounds.
              2. To study the application procedure of the formulations developed for functionalisation of textile substrates or to formulate cosmetic gels.
              3. To investigate the production of superabsorbent polymer nanofibres (SAPs) using electrospinning technology to create lighter and more absorbent materials with a given surface area.
              4. To study the application of nanofibres to obtain new formats of superabsorbent polymers in hygiene products.

               

              EXPECTED RESULTS


              The expected results of the project:

               

              TEXTILE SUBSTRATES FOR HYGIENE PRODUCTS FUNCTIONALISED WITH MICROCAPSULES TO PREVENT INFECTION

               

               

              ABSORBENT POLYMERS IN NANOFIBRE FORMAT FOR HYGIENE PRODUCTS

               

               

              COSMETIC GELS WITH MICROENCAPSULATED ASSETS FOR INTIMATE HYGIENE CARE

               

               

               

              This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

              Additional Information

              • Grant number: IMAMCI/2021/1


              • Year: 2021

              • Status: In progress

              • Entity: IVACE
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                I + D / Nanotecnología aplicada a materiales textiles. Desarrollo de fibras, hilatura y tejeduría.

                 

                Year: 2021

                MOTIVATION


                The huge leaps in the development of carbon fibre composites in recent years has made it necessary to introduce new manufacturing techniques that enable the reuse of these fibres after the end of their useful life.

                Through the rGENERA project, AITEX aims to generate knowledge towards obtaining recycled carbon fibre thermoplastic composites with medium-high mechanical performance using staple fibre spinning technologies. The adaptation of these technologies will help the reindustrialisation of the staple fibre processing and spinning textile industry in the Valencian Community and in Spain, diversifying the traditional markets.

                This is a broad area of research, with great potential for innovation that will contribute to implementing a new circular economy model in the composites industry, replacing the current unsustainable linear economy model and the problems of accumulation in landfills posed by this type of material.

                In order to improve the processing of composite materials, rGENERA is committed to the combination of recycled carbon fibre with thermoplastic polymer fibres, which have shorter processing times and do not require controlled storage conditions. This will combine with the opportunity of dispensing with the different stages of curing and enable reprocessing, melt bonding and reuse, opening the door to new processing and production techniques not possible with the use of thermosetting resins.

                 

                OBJECTIVES


                The main objective of rGENERA is the reuse of carbon fibres to create textile products which are subsequently destined for the manufacture of thermoplastic composites through carding, spinning and weaving.

                In order to achieve the objective within the framework of rGENERA,, the following specific objectives are proposed:

                • Optimisation of fibre opening and carding processes with recycled carbon fibre.
                • Creating and optimising hybrid yarns of recycled carbon fibre and thermoplastic matrices from various staple fibre spinning processes.
                • Creating and optimising recycled carbon fibre and thermoplastic matrix nonwovens using carding technology (Drylaid) and various consolidation techniques.
                • Development and production of woven fabrics with different weaves from hybrid yarns of recycled carbon fibre and thermoplastic matrix.
                • Development and characterisation of prototypes from thermoplastic composites based on recycled carbon fibre with the developed woven and non-woven textile structures.

                 

                EXPECTED RESULTS


                The rGENERA project will produce textile structures based on recycled carbon fibres and thermoplastic fibres, which can subsequently be used to manufacture thermoplastic composites with medium-high mechanical performance.

                The core of the project is the carding process by means of which the following types of textile structures can be obtained from thermoplastic fibres and recycled carbon fibres:

                • Tapes and hanks for use in the development of hybrid yarns from staple fibre spinning techniques. These yarns will be woven on looms into different structures and weaves to maximise their mechanical properties.
                • The production of non-woven veils, which by means of various consolidation techniques will enable the production of non-woven fabrics based on recycled carbon fibre.

                The different woven and non-woven textile structures obtained will then be employed to create prototypes using thermoforming techniques, to characterise the mechanical properties of the composites obtained based on recycled carbon fibre and a thermoplastic matrix.

                 

                 

                 

                This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

                Additional Information

                • Grant number: IMAMCI/2021/1


                • Year: 2021

                • Status: In progress

                • Entity: IVACE
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                  I + D / Nuevos materiales y sostenibilidad. Revalorización de residuos, no tejidos y composites

                   

                  Year: 2021

                  MOTIVATION


                  The project is motivated by the advantages represented by pre-impregnated materials. These materials comprise two components: fabrics that act as reinforcement and a thermosetting resin in a pre-polymerised state (state B), i.e. a viscous state in which the resin has not fully cured.

                  The result is a material that is already impregnated with resin, but not cured, offering a number of advantages over conventional products that are not impregnated:

                  • Easy to use in compression moulding processes. The pre-impregnated material is processed directly in the mould and the final product does not require pre-processing.
                  • Contact of operators with resins, which are hazardous products, is avoided.
                  • There are no operator errors in the resin and hardener mixing processes.
                  • The fibre to resin ratio of the pre-impregnated material is measured and controlled.

                   

                  OBJECTIVES


                  The objectives of the PRE-TEX 2021 project are as follows:

                  • To develop pre-impregnated materials with functional thermosetting resins, by mixing in a tri-cylindrical calender.
                  • To develop pre-impregnated materials with natural fibres.
                  • To use these developments to generate business opportunities in textile weaving and finishing companies.​

                   

                  EXPECTED RESULTS


                  The knowledge generated by the research carried out during PRE-TEX 2021 will lead to the following results: the successful conclusion of a State-of-the-Art Study, the development of pre-pregs at laboratory scale and composites derived from them and the identification of transfer opportunities to weaving and finishing companies.​

                  This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

                  Additional Information

                  • Grant number: IMAMCI/2021/1


                  • Year: 2021

                  • Status: In progress

                  • Entity: IVACE
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                    I + D / Nanotecnología aplicada a materiales textiles. Desarrollo de fibras, hilatura y tejeduría.

                     

                    Year: 2021

                    MOTIVATION


                    The use of bio-based polymers is growing in many industrial sectors and the increasing demand is forcing these materials to match the performance of the most commonly used thermoplastic polymers. Their versatility makes biopolymers a marvellous alternative for introduction into current thermoplastic manufacturing processes and, over time, as a replacement for conventional polymers obtained from non-renewable resources. This will lead to a reduction in the environmental footprint of the plastics industry.

                    The introduction of biomaterials in manufacturing processes on an industrial scale entails having to adapt their structure to the demands and requirements of companies, additivating the structure of biopolymers is necessary to provide improved properties that guarantee their performance in the manufacture of polymeric components. Manufacturing processes such as 3D printing and industrial sectors such as textiles, where the use of biopolymers is widespread, provide information on the characteristics of the materials. Other processes such as injection moulding, where the use of biopolymers is beginning to increase, can benefit from the incorporation of these materials to manufacture high performance components with an added-value factor.

                    The replacement of current polymers by thermoplastics obtained from renewable resources and their rapid introduction into industry is key in the fight against climate change. The widespread use of plastics and their huge impact on the environment requires immediate action, which is why the use of biomaterials is of great importance to begin a much needed change for the planet and for people.

                     

                    OBJECTIVES


                    The main objective of PLABITEX is to develop new biomaterials with improved properties through the incorporation of additives or other polymers, to introduce this type of material into industry.

                    The project has several lines of research, both of which focus on the use of PLA (Polylactic Acid) as a thermoplastic matrix.

                    Firstly, new materials will be developed from the additivation of PLA with various powder additives derived from metal oxides and natural antioxidants, as well as other biopolymers. These additives promise to enhance both the thermal and mechanical properties of PLA, giving it improved characteristics that will enable it to compete with other polymers obtained from non-renewable sources, which are currently much more widely used. Specifically, the PLABITEX project will focus developments on the introduction of these biomaterials in 3D printing and thermoplastic injection processes, with the aim of producing functional components on an industrial scale.

                    The use of PLA and its introduction to the textile industry will require the Institute to develop bicomponent multifilaments of the CORE/SHETH type by combining various grades of PLA. These multifilaments are used in textile fiber texturing and shed weaving processes, as well as in dyeing processes.

                    Within the framework of the project and according to the current needs of the industry, we can identify the following specific objectives:

                    • Functionalising biopolymers using particles and other biopolymers.
                    • Improving thermal and mechanical properties by functionalisation with metal oxides.
                    • Increasing the resistance of biopolymers to environmental conditions by using antioxidant additives of natural origin.
                    • Manufacturing test pieces and prototypes using thermoplastic manufacturing processes, such as 3D printing and injection moulding.
                    • Introducing biopolymers to industry by improving their characteristics.
                    • Using biomaterials in textile manufacturing processes in the manufacture of textile structures.

                     

                    EXPECTED RESULTS


                    Biomaterials with improved properties are expected to be obtained from the additivation of PLA, increasing its deformation capacity and resistance to both mechanical stress and UV radiation exposure.

                    Furthermore, the aim is to be able to introduce these improved biopolymers in industrial manufacturing processes, specifically in the injection of thermoplastic components and for prototyping methods such as 3D printing.

                    Finally, it is aimed to introduce the PLA fabrics developed in the manufacture of openwork fabrics for their subsequent introduction in dyeing processes.

                     

                     

                     

                    This project is funded by the Conselleria d’Economia Sostenible, Sectors Productius, Comerç i Treball de la Generalitat Valenciana, through IVACE.

                    Additional Information

                    • Grant number: IMAMCI/2021/1


                    • Year: 2021

                    • Status: In progress

                    • Entity: IVACE
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