ITM: 8th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference 2014 in Dresden

27-28 November 2014 – Register online now 

The Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference is one of the most important textile meetings in Europe. It will address experts in the fields of textile chemistry, finishing and functionalisation, and textile machinery, manufacturing and composites. More than 700 participants attended each of the previous conferences. With this year‘s partner country South Korea, we offer you a platform to explore opportunities for research co-operations and networks outside of Germany.

The 8th „Aachen-Dresden“ will comprise about 70 lectures and 100 poster presentations focusing on:
  • Composites
  • Protective Textiles
  • Textile Construction with Membranes and Textile-reinforced Concrete
  • Chemistry for Composites, Protective Textiles, and Textile Construction
  • Transfer Session „From Idea to Practice“
  • Saxomax - Textile Innovations 

ITA: CAMISMA project reaches its final stages 

CAMISMA – a project for  new multi-material concept for lightweight applications. 

Project CAMISMA, which was started in 2011 by Evonik Industries and their partners and funded by the German ministry for education and science, reaches its final stages. In the course of this project, a new approach to lightweight applications is developed on the basis of a multi-material-system that includes recycled carbon fibres among other materials. The consortium successfully produced demonstration components and displayed themon the joined congress of CLEPA and VDA in Düsseldorf where the project scored first place in the category “green”. In the coming months, the final testing and evaluation of the concept will be conducted. Read more



FITEX: GoodFooTex 

New textile fabrics for the preventive treatment of the main foot diseases.

The main objective of the GoodFooTexproject is the development of new smart textiles for cosmetic treatment and prevention of the main foot pathologies. This objective will be achieved by a) the incorporation of new nanoparticles, both in yarn manufacture and in finishing processes; b) using new yarn materials (with biofunctional properties such as: antimicrobial, moisturizing...); c) knitting an appropriate textile structure. The six main foot diseases GoodFooTex is focused on are diabetic foot, dry foot, ischemia/ arterial insufficiency, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), venous insufficiency; athlete's foot (fungus, bad smell, etc…). Read more



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. 



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