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Thursday
Mar072019

ITA: Smart Textiles Micro Factory brings Smart Textiles into series production for the first time at Texprocess 2019, Frankfurt/Main, Germany 

The study "Technologies, Markets and Players" by E-Textiles 2018-2028 predicts a 2 billion dollar growth of the mart textile market. This growth can only be achieved by replacing the existing approaches, mostly manual production, with series production. With the Smart Textiles Micro Factory, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University, short ITA, will be demonstrating for the first time on the Texprocess stand, stand number C02, in the transition from Halls 4.1 and 5.1 how a smart textile can be manufactured from design to finished product together with various partners by producing a smart cushion.

More information at: http://www.ita.rwth-aachen.de/cms/~jezh/ITA/

Thursday
Mar072019

Centexbel - Decoat - Recycling of coated and painted textile and plastic materials. 

Centexbel coordinates a new EU H2020 project (Grand Agreement No: 814505) aiming at the recycling of coated and painted textiles and plastics.
The main goal of DECOAT is to enable the circular use of textiles and plastic parts with (multilayer) ‘coatings’, which are typically not recyclable yet. These ‘coatings’ comprise functional and performance coatings and paints as well as adhesion layers. Therefore, novel ‘triggerable’ smart polymer material systems and their corresponding recycling processes will be developed.
The triggerable solutions for the ‘coating’ formulations will be based on smart additives that can be activated by a specific trigger (heat, humidity, microwave, chemical).

A textile use case will be realised together with DECOAT partner VAUDE, a sustainable producer of outdoor clothing and gear.
For more information:
http://decoat.eu/

Thursday
Mar072019

STFI goes Paris – Fair booth at JEC World 2019 

The Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) will once again be present at JEC World 2019, the leading international composites show, this year. From 12th to 14th March, the STFI, as a member of the Alliance Textile Lightweight Construction (ATL), will be presenting innovations in the fields of textile lightweight construction and fiber composites at the joint booth of Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH. The focus of the fair appearance is the presentation of project results, which are widely used in practice. Eye-catchers this year will be demonstrators of the research project “RecyCarb”, including a bicycle saddle and a front fender tip. Furthermore, demonstrators of the projects “Carbonstickgrund”, “VliesRTM” and “Biogene Heavy Tows” are exhibited. The presence at the JEC World 2019 is very important for maintaining contacts and winning new customers and project partners. Visitors will be given valuable advice from the STFI scientists at booth H5/C70. The STFI is looking forward to meet familiar and new faces. We will gladly share our expertise on your individual developments and projects. For more information : http://www.stfi.de

Friday
Dec212018

CONTEXT CA17107 European Network to connect research and innovation efforts on advanced Smart Textiles

On 11th October, the CONTEXT network was launched in the framework of Cost program.

It aims to join efforts at European level to facilitate the market uptake of new advanced textile materials, reducing the gap between research and industry.

It is structured in Working Groups focused on different applications of advanced textile materials: healthcare/medical, automotive and aeronautics, personal protection, building and living, sports and wearables. The participation at the WGs is open to researchers, industry and end users.

Ask to participate at one or more WGs by contacting the Action Chair: adetrell@textils.cat

Find more information about the project at: www.cost.eu/actions/CA17107

Friday
Dec212018

ITA: Dr. Yiska Goldfeld received Kármán Fellowship from RWTH Aachen University 

Dr. Yiska Goldfeld, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, was awarded the Theodore of Kármán-Fellowship of RWTH Aachen on 09. October 2018. With her expertise in Structural Health Monitoring, Dr. Goldfeld made a significant contribution to research work and courses during her stay at the ITA. Her stay enabled the planning and execution of joint research work in the field of "textile-reinforced intelligent pipe systems with integrated monitoring functions". Following this interdisciplinary exchange, a joint project on intelligent sensory textile concrete systems was applied for at the German-Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.

For further details visit: https://bit.ly/2PQKdld