Textile functionalisation & surface modification

Ghent
R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification
The aim of this Cornet project is to develop non-toxic, durable and biobased FR coatings and finishes.
The development of solvent and isocyanate-free biobased PU for textile coating will help EU companies to make the transiton to an ecofriendly and sustainable industry and give them a competitive headstart in the international market.
Ghent
Researcher "Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification"
Ghent
Researcher "Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification"
The objective of the FeneCom project is to develop efficient methods to cure composites made from carbon, aramid and basalt and other composites containing non UV-transparent fibres.
RECYCOAT aims to investigate various technologies to separate the different layers in complex, coated or laminated materials.
According to European Commission, 13.1 million tons of poultry meat was produced in the European Union (EU-28) in 2014 with an estimated generation of 3.1 million tons feather waste. At present the majority of poultry feathers are converted into low nutritional value animal food or disposed in landfills, causing environmental and health hazards.
Centexbel and partners are looking for methods to recycle and reuse r-PVB in interesting new applications! Polyvinyl butyral (PVB) is mainly used in the production of laminated safety glass. Each year, around 100 000 tonnes of PVB are being produced and processed into windshields. But until now, little or nothing is done with the heaps of PVB from all those broken windshields...

TOM

The reduction of bad odours on textiles is an important means to improve the wear comfort, product quality and lifetime of those textile products that are hard to clean on a regular basis.