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Friday
Oct312014

CITEVE: Pilot Shop with innovative technologies for innovative IN SHOP experience

Within the scope of the POWER TEXTILES XXI project, during November CITEVE is opening a Living Smart Shop.

The Shop of The Future, developed under a consortium of five organizations (CITEVE, Tetribérica, CCG, CREATIVE SYSTEMS and INESC), shows in a real working environment  different technologies and experience. It will demonstrate all project's outputs:

- Interactive store front display towards client empowerment and attraction
- RFID smart shelf system, displaying customised product information based on the client profile and preferences
- Smart fitting room, integrating a magic mirror and a virtual shopping assistant, allowing product virtual try on and accessing all articles in store
- In-shop Body scanning for product customisation in shop
- Real time sale information and “in store” activities, cross-linked with relevant framing information, displaying business intelligence data within the store and providing relevant information regarding sales campaign, promotions, product sale performance, etc. 

 

Friday
Oct312014

Centrocot at Ecomondo, mediterranean platform for the sustainable growth

18th International Trade Fair of Material and Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development will be held in Rimini (Italy) on 5-8 November.

Centrocot participates in the next edition of Ecomondo, the international fair of sustainable development with a full program of events and exhibitors on the themes: waste treatment, recycling and services, waste collection and transport, soil reclamation, water and air. Among the interventions will be presented the progress of the project Life+ PREFER. Its goal is the experimentation of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach, promoted by the European Commission in several sectors, including textile and clothing. Read more 

 

Friday
Oct312014

CENTEXBEL: InnoQuality searches methods to predict successful innovations 

InnoQuality, a CORNET project, tackles the question of translation the technical development sin the field of interior textiles into a successful innovation. 

The project aims to develop a guideline to determine and/or improve innovation quality, and will also serve as a preliminary stage in the development of a methodology.  Such methodology has not been developed yet, inspite of the existence of different approaches to determine the quality of an innovation. The team hopes to offer a helpful guideline to interior textile companies in two years. Read more

Friday
Oct032014

EURATEX: Latest Textile & Clothing Industry Statistics 

With Europe enjoying a brighter economic climate, the T&C industry recorded an expansion of its activity during the first half of 2014. However, the latest data together with weaker consumer and industrial confidence indicators suggests that growth, in the coming months, will be far more modest than seen in the first half of the year…

According to the latest short-term indicators, the EU T&C industry confirmed its revival which was initiated during the course of 2013. However mixed results were performed throughout the industry. The upstream sector (MMF and textiles) performed again better than the clothing sector. Furthermore, thanks to the recovery of the T&C activity (production, turnover, retail sales and exports), the situation of EU employment is gradually improving with a softening in output decline. Full report in EURATEX Statistics n°4, Statistics in Focus n°20 

Friday
Oct032014

Globally unique cellular 3D structures have been developed at ITM

Cellular 3D woven wires structures - new opportunities for lightweight constructions

Innovative cellular 3D woven wire structures and the manufacturing technology have been developed at ITM of TU Dresden. These 3D structures are designed “cellular” which means they are pretty light (0.2 g/cm²) an can be manufactured in just one automated manufacturing step which makes theme quite economic and are 100% recyclable. The 3D wire structures offer a great potential for lightweight applications especially under extreme environmental conditions (for example high temperature applications), they are being applied as core in sandwich constructions, as reinforcing material in metal matrix (e.g. aluminium or magnesium) and are suitable for impact applications. Read more