CENTROCOT: ENTeR - Expert Network on Textile Recycling 

In July Centrocot SpA, as Lead Partner, hosted the Kick Off meeting of the ENTeR project, co-funded by Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE with  aims to create sustainable linkage among innovation actors and to develop new solutions for finding new green markets for scraps/waste and alternative solutions to raw materials.

The Partners will implement an effective interregional networking on textile industrial waste, based on an innovative on-line tool (material match making platform), for cataloguing, use and exploitation of industrial textile scraps and waste.

The project will contribute to strengthen the innovation capacity of the textile companies and to foster a closer cooperation on waste management and circular economy.


IVGT supports DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2017  

First international award for researchers and producers of natural fibre textile products.

Since 2010 IVGT is a full member of - The Discover Natural Fibre Initiative, an organisation to advance the interests of all natural fibre industries and to encourage increased use of natural fibres in the world economy.
The 2017 award will be judged in three categories:

  • Innovative products/components or applications
  • Innovative processes/procedures
  • Innovative research and science

The closing date for applications is 28. July 2017. Short-listed competitors will be notifies by 1. September prior to a worldwide voting which will be conducted before October 2017.  

More information:
Award submissions until 28th July 2017 to:


Factory of the future for the Textile industry 

Are you interested in participating in EU proposals for Factory of the Future?

  • New technologies and Innovative Business Models leading to Next Generation Manufacturing Factories for the Textile Industry.
  • Exploring Virtual and Augmented Reality solutions to enhance comfort and increase efficiency.
  • New value chains are adapted to market needs and trends, leading to cost effective customisation of products.

This event will gather experts from the textile sector and connected domains and will address topics related to the factory of the future proposals call: Human-robot interaction, Production of functional flexible surfaces, Additive manufacturing, New business models, Product Lifecycle Management, etc.

If you are thinking about integrating any of these technologies in the textile sector and want to anticipate future calls for projects of the European program Horizon 2020 (funds for innovation), SAVE THIS DATE!


Final Programme to follow shortly including Keynote lectures, Networking lunch and Working sessions and presentations on future H2020 topics

Find more info on Techtera or ITA RWTH Aachen website



Third International Conference on Fire-Safe Textiles & Plastics

For the third time, Centexbel organises the International Conference on Fire-Safe Textiles & Plastics.

This third international conference on this complex and pressing topic will provide a comprehensive update on all aspects of fire-retardancy and FR additives for textiles and plastics.

In the beautiful venue of the New Zebra in Ghent-Belgium, experts from industry and research will discuss the main changes and trends in flame retardant products, legislation and environmental concerns and they will propose adequate, sustainable answers on how to combine fire-safety, health and environmental protection and economic feasibility and turn it into the benefit of all.

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Young ITM Junior Scientist wins Bertha Benz Award 2017 

On June 1st, 2017, Dr.-Ing. Cornelia Sennewald of the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) of the TU Dresden received the Bertha Benz Award 2017 for the development of an innovative method for the production of metal 3D structures on weaving machines.
In her dissertation research regarding the “Generative structure, technology and weaving machine development for unique cellular 3D structures in lightweight construction designs” at Technische Universität Dresden, Dr. Sennewald developed an innovative method to produce these complex 3D structures on widely available weaving machines.

In these significantly lighter and more stable metal structures, wires are interwoven to creating high-strength connection at minimum material consumption.
The award is granted annually by the Daimler and Benz Foundation to one outstanding doctorate of a young, female German engineer. The award includes a prize money of 10,000 euros.

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