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Lignin Based Carbon Fibres for Composites (LIBRE)

Start date: Nov 1, 2016, End date: Oct 31, 2020,

The use of carbon fiber (CF) based composites is of growing importance in many industrial applications with the current global market estimated at $28Bn [ref 9]. However, the current high cost, limited production capability in Europe and the use of petroleum-based polyacrylonitrile (PAN) as the precursor fiber (PF) from which the CF is ultimately derived, requires the development of innovative rou ...
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According to European Commission, 13.1 million tons of poultry meat was produced only in the European Union (EU-28) in 2014 with an estimated generation of 3.1 million tons feather waste. At present the majority of poultry feathers are converted into low nutritional value animal food or disposed in landfills, causing environmental and health hazards. In this context, the overall objective of KaRMA ...
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URBANREC project aims to develop and implement an eco-innovative and integral bulky waste management system (enhancing prevention, improving logistics and allowing new waste treatments to obtain high added value recycled products) and demonstrate its effectiveness in different regions. In URBANREC project, Northern, Mediterranean, Eastern and South-eastern areas in Europe are represented by Belgiu ...
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Background The benefits of components and products designed and produced in fibre-reinforced composite materials to substitute metals are well recognised by many industries. The higher strength, lower weight and reduced maintenance requirements of these materials has led to many engineering applications in the transport industry and the construction secto ...
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BIO4SELF aims at fully biobased self-reinforced polymer composites (SRPC). To produce the SRPCs two polylactic acid (PLA) grades are required: a low melting temperature (Tm) one to form the matrix and an ultra high stiffness and high Tm one to form the reinforcing fibres. To reach unprecedented stiffness in the reinforcing PLA fibres, we will combine PLA with bio-LCP (liquid crystalline polymer) f ...
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FIBFAB project aims to industrialize and launch successfully the production of biodegradable and sustainable polylactic acid (PLA) based fabrics (wool/PLA and cotton/PLA) for the applications in casual (men and womenswear), protective and workwear clothing, and to overcome current limitations of PLA fibres as real alternative to current fabrics (wool and cotton with polyester fibres).Main FIBFAB p ...
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Fostering innovation through Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) has received renewed impetus by the EC and the launch of initiatives in several EU countries. The potential of PCP is generally recognized; however, no large scale projects have been carried out where several countries join their efforts procurers encounter bottlenecks in the implementation of the PCP concept.Smart@Fire has two main obj ...
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In the last decade, advanced textiles materials have been developed as a result of a number of research and innovation projects addressing in particular the construction sector, which represent one of the biggest markets for textile products. Examples of advanced textiles for the construction sector comprise fabrics used for the rehabilitation of buildings, providing both strengthening and monitor ...
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Rapid deployable kits as seeds for self-recovery (S(P)EEDKITS)

Start date: Mar 1, 2012, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

Humanitarian organisations like the Red Cross have sleeping emergency response units (ERU), which start acting immediately after disaster strikes. Each ERU has a specific function, e.g. medical care, sanitation, energy provision, or water supply.Current equipment solutions will be scanned and bottlenecks with respect to large volumes and/or heavy weight will be identified. Then, novel materials an ...
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the highest cause of death in the post‐neonatal period (between 2nd and 6th month of life). Only in Europe, each year 2 400 infants still die of SIDS, an unexpected disease happening to infants who die in their sleep with no evidence of accidental asphysia, inflicted injury or organic disease; being a multifactorial syndrome mainly related to overheating, pro ...
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... nical conception and design of afforestation and reforestation and soil sciences); IC2MP - Environmental and Material Chemistry Institute of Poitiers (France, soil sciences); Belgian Textile Research Centre (Belgium, materials sciences and mechanical tests) and Edma Innova (Spain, electronic and scientific equipment)
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This project will develop a fabric to harvest and store electrical energy within its fibrous matrix, to fulfill a need for an easily deformable, storable and transportable power supply.This will be achieved through the development of PV fibres and energy storage fibres integrated with control electronics into a textile. This unique approach, moving on from the current state of the art using rigid ...
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The integrated solutions developed in previous project ALL4REST (focused to achieve tactile/thermal comfort improvement establishing quantitative/qualitative evaluation of comfort or sleep quality) were mainly based in research and use of new biofibres and integration of thermoregulating systems, but also in use of new hotmelt adhesives, heatable textiles and microencapsulated scents for aromather ...
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ADVANCED TEXTILES FOR OPEN SEA BIOMASS CULTIVATION (AT~SEA)

Start date: Apr 1, 2012, End date: Jul 31, 2015,

AT~SEA is a 3-year European project within FP7 (NMP work programme). The project aims at the development of advanced technical textiles in order to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility of open sea cultivation of macroalgae (seaweed).The project targets the development of novel textile materials for 3 different elements of the aquatic biomass cultivation farms:• Advanced 3D multilay ...
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Hernia operations are among the most common surgical procedures performed today with over 20 million cases annually worldwide. Hernia incidents are associated with pain and poor quality-of-life for the patient and lead to enormous healthcare costs, exceeding US $48 billion in the US annually. At present, hernia operations rely heavily on non-degradable polypropylene, polytetrafluoroethylene and ny ...
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The overall aim of EcoMeTex is to develop a tailored Ecodesign methodology for optimising the design of textile coverings with regard to eco-efficiency and cost-effectiveness. This comprises an analysis of the entire life cycle identify significant environmental and economic impacts and hence potential for improvement guaranteeing high product quality, as well as high product safety. Life Cycle As ...
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Force 7 aims to develop an innovative oil spill recovery system for operation in rough sea conditions.The new system is based on the use of interconnected mops to create a large, wide mop net which will maximize the oil encounter rate on the surface of the sea whilst it is dragged to adsorb the slick. The system is extremely versatile because it only requires one vessel to operate and that can be ...
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Wheelchair users (over 5 Million) are prone to develop Pressure Ulcers (PU), especially Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injury (T-SCI, 114.000) as they do not dispose of the natural mechanisms for prevention. T-SCI lack of pain perception, motor control, reduced tissue viability and alterations on the ANS affecting basal tissue status and response (hyperemia).Suffering a PU affects negatively health, need ...
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Active wound dressings based on biological mimicry (BacterioSafe)

Start date: Jul 1, 2010, End date: Jun 30, 2014,

The aim of the Bacteriosafe consortium is to construct, test and develop a unique active wound dressing, which incorporates novel colourimetric sensor and active therapeutic processes for detecting and counteracting pathogenic bacteria in wounds. The inspiration for this project is the natural nano-biological mechanism of bacterial attack on healthy cells. The outer cell walls are ruptured by an a ...
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Supporting Standardisation for Smart Textiles (SUSTA-SMART)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2014,

Several European FP6/FP7 smart textiles projects resulted in a variety of high market potential developments. Representative NMP projects are SAFE@SEA–advanced personal protective clothing; POLYTECT–smart textile materials for reinforcing and monitoring infrastructure and DEPHOTEX–flexible photovoltaic textiles. SUSTA-SMART will start from the standardisation needs encountered in these projects, w ...
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High value-adding processes for knowledge-intensive products and services are facing growing complexity and ask therefore for close collaboration of industrial partners. Especially for companies which are acting across sectoral borders functional as well as technical interoperability has become tremendously important. Only by trustful collaboration between partners, required knowledge and competen ...
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In the PLACE-it project flexible large area electronics technologies such as foil-based electronics and light sources, stretchable and fabric electronics are combined to generate conformable systems with unique properties and technical performance. This is done by analysing, developing and implementing technology for the proper combination of functionalities in foil, stretchable and fabric substr ...
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This proposal INTIMIRE concerns the production of fire retardant and flame resistant polyester and polypropylene fibres, films and upholstery end products based on the intumescent flame retardancy concept. These products must give an answer to the evolution in requirements defined in upcoming European norms for upholstered furniture and railway transportation. They also must offer improved durabil ...
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The objective of TexWIN is to increase productivity by up to 20% and reduce down-times of machines by one third of workshop factories; due to a reduction of stop times, set-up times and waiting times, increased flexibility and reliability of processes, and due to reduced sampling effort. The breakthrough is to exploit existing knowledge available in various factory internal and factory external so ...
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Novel Temperature Regulating Fibres and Garments (NoTeReFiGa)

Start date: Jan 1, 2009, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

The objective of the project is to develop novel temperature regulating fibres and innovative textile products for thermal management, selected by the SME segment of the textile industry in Europe. The temperature regulating effect is achieved by novel methods of incorporating large amounts of phase changing materials (PCM) in textile fibres. When the body temperature increases, the PCM melts and ...
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Integrated Solutions for Improve the quality of the rest (ALL4REST)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2012,

"The present project, ALL4REST, is focused on the development of comfort-improved rest systems, using non-obstrusive technologies that promote deeper, more restorative sleep and prevent nocturnal awakenings. The successful solutions will reduce awakenings and/or reduce time to sleep after an awakening and reduce sleep onset latency. Within the global comfort improvement, physical and thermal param ...
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Currently the world of polymeric composite materials is almost exclusively based on fossil derived components. This fact represents a strong issue, as the non-renewable global oil resources are being exploited year after year, also as a consequence of the ever growing demand for plastics engineering materials. WOODY Project goal is to develop new composite panels and laminates from wood derived re ...
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... othing. The industry partners are complemented by strong scientific expertise in materials research and integration technologies at Stiftelsen SINTEF, Tampere University of Technology, Swerea IVF AB, Centre Scientifiqe & Technique de L’Industrie Textile Belge, and FUNDACION LEIA CENTRO DE DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO. The International Maritime Health Association provides close links to a user network a ...
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Increasing oil-prices, a growing threat of oil-shortages, Kyoto agreements on green house gases, environmental effects and climate changes, are all elements that contribute to the concern for the future of our oil based economy. Not only the search for biofuels but also for bio-based polymers and a more extensive use of the natural resources by upgrading the value of natural fibres and side produ ...
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Development of an Antibacterial Cloth Based on Microfibre (CleanCloth)

Start date: Dec 1, 2009, End date: Mar 31, 2012,

... teria containing objects such as the kitchen-cloth. Pathogenic and potentially pathogenic species are introduced as microbial contamination into the home and public places such as hospitals, day care centres, offices and hotels on a regular basis via people, pets and insects as well as in food, water and via air. Wet sites, such as kitchen areas, toilets and bathrooms are most commonly associated ...
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"The European textile industry is confronted with a constant increase of ecological awareness. For instance, soft PVC is coming under ecological pressure. The polymer not only has high halogen content, but also requires the use of plasticisers. Some of these (e.g. specific phthalates) are toxic and can alter the expression of gender characteristics and are leading to a lowered fertility. Some of ...
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Development of Photovoltaic Textiles based on novel fibres (DEPHOTEX)

Start date: Nov 1, 2008, End date: Oct 31, 2011,

The goal of the project is to research and develop textile solar cells in order to get flexible photovoltaic textiles based on novel fibres allowing taking benefit from the solar radiation so as to turn it into energy. Photovoltaic solar energy is being widely studied as one of the sources of renewable energy with major application potential, being considered a real alternative to fossil fuels. Si ...
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The overall objective of Open Garments is the Manufacturing Service Provider (MSP) Business Model enabling individual garments. This model will enable a new way of design, production and sales of consumer designed and configured garments, based on the provision of individualised services and products to customers and partners. This will lead to new product designs, to a much more customer satisfac ...
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FIBRONET will develop a single interface for information on textile fibres, to be accessed through the internet and to serve a wide range of potential users related to the sector (i.e. students & young people considering the textiles sector as a career, those currently employed in textiles and unemployed persons considering textiles for re-entry to the workforce).An interactive, web-based, trainin ...
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In order to enhance both knowledge and application of the standard testing of textiles for construction amongst architecture students, the project will develop and pilot a database of selected textile products and their associated standards and will create a pedagogical module, accompanied by summaries of 100 standards and 20 DVD mini-films demonstrating testing methods. Following a survey of text ...
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Surveys have showed that existing education materials in the fashion and textile sector are either out of date or with old methodological and didactical approaches. The aim of the “Fashion School” project is to increase and improve the quality of lifelong vocational education in the fashion/textile sector. To achieve this goal the project will develop “The multilingual guide for textile business” ...
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