Centrocot: StorePET Project

Development of PCM-based innovative insulating solutions for the Light-weight building sector.

On 31st October 2014 it was successfully concluded the StorePET Project. StorePET is a three year research project, financed by the European Community within the 7th Framework Programme, that is aimed to bring into the market a new and innovative insulation system, easily adaptable to different climates and geographical locations, offering a tailor-made solution for the lightweight building industry.

The main goal for this new product - to create thermal storage capabilities retaining noise control abilities, was reached thanks to the use of Phase Change Materials. Field tests have demonstrated the effectiveness of the new product compared to traditional insulation panels. Read more:


STFI: Testing equipment for composites 

The testing equipment at STFI was enhanced by the possibility to determine mechanical parameters for composites.  For this, a tensile testing machine for forces up to 250 kN was installed lately. The attached hydraulic clamps („body over wedge“- principle) are specifically designed for tensile strength tests of composites. The adjustment of different testing tools allows a quick adaptation to further testing options like shear strength or bending tests. The measurement of deformation is realised by a high-precision universally applicable extensometer. If required, the deformation can also be determined by strain gauges. The machine layout is completed by a climate chamber for tensile tests within a temperature range from -70 °C to +250 °C. Read more:


ITA: Density Based Bobbin Building For Dyeing Purposes

Development of a new winding method for better dyeing behaviour by radial density homogenization.

As part of the AiF project InnoSpul extensive studies were conducted to the package structure of common cross-wound packages. The focus of the research was on the relationship between density distribution in the yarn package and the resulting dyeing behaviour.

Starting from the analysis of the density distribution in dye packages in random winding and step-precision-winding it could be shown that radial density uniformity cannot be achieved with conventional winding processes. Therefore, a new winding process was developed and radial density homogenization has been achieved. The dyeing performance could be increased by up to 40 % for cotton ring yarns. Read more:


FITEX: Salut&Sport

New coaching mobile platform to enhance health through textiles with monitoring systems of physiological parameters
The S2-Salut & Sport is a project based on the development of a mobile training platform to improve health during sport practices by using sportswear which incorporates systems for monitoring physiological parameters. Three sensors are going to be incorporated into sportswear:

  • Sensor to measure the heart rate
  • Sensor to measure the respiration rate
  • Sensor to measure the temperature

The project has two lines of basic research:

  • R&D in sensors for textiles
  • R&D in mobile app

This platform would help to improve the performance, the effectiveness and the health in sports.
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Centrocot certified the first Italian company 100% sustainable

Rivolta Carmignani SpA has been certified according to the Standard SteP by OEKO-TEX®.

Centrocot is the Italian reference Institute for the Standard STeP by Oeko-Tex®, a certification   that combines aspects of environmental protection, health and safety of workers, ethics and safety of chemical products.  It is applied to the companies and all textile production processes: from spinning, weaving, finishing till the clothing.

Requirements and certification criteria are specifically designed for the textile and clothing sector and worldwide standardized, they are continually updated according to the new market developments, the new regulations and the scientific innovation. The company Rivolta Carmignani SpA demonstrated a great commitment on sustainability with excellent results in terms of results. Read more: