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Monday
Jul142014

ITM: Textile revolution in Civil Engineering 

Dresden Researchers  turns vision into reality in developing Textile Concrete for civil constructions
 
TRC branded TUDALIT ®, previously successfully developed only in research laboratories and individual buildings, has now been approved by the German Institute for Building Technology (DIBt) in Berlin for use in commercial applications. This is the first ever approval achieved in the field of Textile concretes. 
The basic research in textile concrete at the TU Dresden started a while ago at the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology and the Institute of Structural Concrete.  With this authorisation, an often application of this revolutionary composite building material is now possible. Read more

Monday
Jul142014

ITA: Grow2Build

Local cultivated hemp and flax as resource for bio-based building materials

Grow2Build works on the transition of the North West European economy from oil based one towards a bio-based economy. It focuses on hemp and flax based building material to tackle the remaining bottlenecks through the whole product chain of hemp and flax based bio-building materials as well as in the marketing of those products. Grow2Build is dealing with the development of sustainable product chains of hemp and flax based building materials in NWE region. The benchmark report, transnational open innovation network, GIS tool, cooperation model and policy actions are main outputs of these actions. Secondly, actions are set up to improve the quality of the resources through optimisation of cultivation and processing techniques. Read more

Monday
Jul142014

INCDTP: Technology Business Incubator 'ITA TEXCONF' for textile - clothing field 

Entity for capitaliasation of research results and supporting the private sector through innovation and technological transfer

ITA TEXCONF functions within INCDTP and its main objectives are:
- Incubation of SMEs from the textile-clothing sector and connecting fields;

- Supporting the SME’s competitiveness;
- Active integration in clusters and competitiveness poles;
- Training the specialists in specific areas;
- Organizing scientific events, dissemination of research results;
- Attracting funding projects;
- Creating interest groups and partnerships. Read more

Monday
Jul142014

EURATEX: Smart@Fire Project launches PCP tender

Euratex is partner in the EU project Smart@Fire which tests an innovative public procurement approach for smart fire fighter gear. The project has now launched a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) tender worth 450,000.00 € for the development of a fully functional prototype of a smart fire fighter system. Offers have to be submitted by 13 Oct. 2014. An info session takes place in Brussels on 1 July. All information about this tender and the Smart@Fire project is available at www.smartatfire.eu

Monday
Jul142014

CENTEXBEL: Blends4Innovation: research on advanced polymer blend technology

The interest in intimate polymer blends is growing fast. The opportunities have been confirmed by Centexbel’s recent research projects. The Cornet project “POMELAD” clearly showed that the use of PO blends generates an extended temperature range for melt adhesion applications while retaining the mechanical properties and processing conditions. The Cornet project “FIBRILTEX” examined blends of PP with PET and of PLA with PTT. The great potential of polymer blends and these preliminary successes drive us to continue the research to fully exploit the application of intimate polymer blends in textiles. Read more