CENTEXBEL: Call for lectures and posters on Biobased Textiles and Plastics

International Conference on Biobased Textiles And Plastics -  19 March 2015 - Elewijt Center, Belgium

The International conference on Biobased Textiles and Plastics aims to identify the main changes and trends in the field of biobased thermoplasts for textiles and plastics, and to provide a comprehensive update of all aspects for commercial applications. The focus will be on durable and demanding applications. You are kindly invited to present a lecture and/or scientific poster at the conference. Deadline: 15 December 2014.
The conference will focus on

  • Biobased textiles and plastics
  • Applications
  • Legislation
  • Standardisation
  • Authors are invited to submit papers and/or posters on:
  • Biobased thermoplast materials
  • Processing of biobased raw materials
  • Coatings or finishes on biobased products
  • Applications of biobased materials in end products

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The University of Borås wins prestigious funding

SEK 35 million and 15 new doctoral appointments over four years - the Swedish School of Textiles has been successful in its application for significant and prestigious research funding.
The application was submitted within the framework of ArcInTex, an international network initiated and coordinated by the University of Borås. The network aims to link together architecture, textile design, fashion design and interaction design, and is part of the university’s Smart Textiles internationalisation. “It is extremely pleasing that the ArcInTex network and research programme has been granted funding as part of Horizon 2020,” says Björn Brorström, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Borås. “This is a strong and important network that is highly significant in terms of our continued development within the field of textiles and fashion.”
Now all participants will be invited to take part in contract drafting with the European Commission, and if all goes to plan the project will begin in January 2015.



STFI: futureTEX – a vision for textile industry

German Initiative “futureTEX” – a future model for traditional industries within the 4th industrial revolution

The German initiative futureTEX submitted and coordinated by STFI, is one out of ten selected consortia promoted by the BMBF programme “Zwanzig20 – Partnerschaft für Innovation”. The overall project will be supported with €45 mln funding for research projects. Objective is to show at the example of the textile industry development opportunities for traditional industries within the 4th industrial revolution. 
Impulses for all those industrial sectors facing a radical structural change and shrinkage caused by globalisation shall be given. Up to now, the consortium consists of 171 partners from 14 German Federal States, among them 114 companies (90 % SMEs), 41 research institutes, and 16 associations. Read more


MDB TEXINOV: Innovative silicon knitted textile

For four years and under the leadership of the competitiveness Pole TECHTERA, three French Companies have developed a partnership in producing highly technical textiles. 
BLUE STAR SILICONES has developed a silicone elastomer with mechanical and physical properties (reactivity viscosity, adhesive strength etc.). MASSEBOEUF TEXTILES has worked on an innovative process for the coating of the yarn [Patented technology]. Thanks to these highly technical materials, MDB TEXINOV has produced innovative knitted 2D and 3D textiles  [Patented technology]. Made of silicon sheeted polyester or glass fibers, these innovative textiles offer a large range of possibilities: in medical applications for implants or wound dressings; in the composite industry or in technical wears.
This successful partnership was rewarded with the Techtextil Innovative Prize 2013 in the field of New Materials. Read more



IVGT: Spinning and twisting - full steam ahead towards 2025

Experts of the German Yarn Industry discussing the challenging future of local production.

The German Textile Research Council (FKT) published "Outlook to 2025" in 2012. The guidelines are representing the future expectations of the textile community for research of innovative products. During a workshop with 50 experts representing the fiber and yarn producers (IVGT), the machine manufacturers (VDMA) and research institutes (FKT) at the headquarters of Truetzschler Spinning in Moenchengladbach, was discussed the strategic orientation of textile research and development. 

In six groups the future of clothing, living, energy, health and mobility, with a focus on sustainable and resource efficient production techniques, was analysed and evaluated regarding their market potentials. Based on the results IVGT is planning to organise follow up workshops along the textile value chain to prepare the industry for the challenging future of local production. For more informationcontact: