A mixture of calcium chloride, ethanol and water was developed for the separation and recovery of polyamide for further usage. The ‘circular economy’ concept envisages deriving the maximum value out of resources and reducing waste to a minimum. In textiles, that includes the recovery of fiber materials out of used clothing and [...]
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Piezoresistive active floor mat consists of 256 sensors can detect the human stepping position, activity status on the floor. Due to the gravity of the nature, all actions involved with human interact with the floor surface. Human body as well other objects like chair, tables, bed etc. need to be touched on [...]
VISCOSE FIBRES WITH INCORPORATED SILICA ARE AN ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE FOR TEXTILES WITH REDUCED FLAMMABILITY Safety requirements led to widespread use of textile products with reduced flammability. The global production of nearly 3 million tons of flame retardants generates a substantial environmental burden both during synthesis of the chemicals and disposal of [...]
By applying biological degradable materials, the production of textiles will be more sustainable in the future. The textile industry has fallen into environmental disrepute, due to their extensive consumption of natural resources and the lack of a sustainable waste concept for short-lived fashion. Also society shows a greater awareness regarding environmental pollution [...]
ANODIC COATING OF FISH-FARMING NETS AS NON-TOXIC COATING FOR ANTIFOULING PROTECTION To prevent attack of predator fish to fish farms coarse meshed stainless steel nets are used. However, if in contact with an aquatic environment, steel tends to suffer from biological fouling, which renders its use limited. Thus these steel nets have [...]
DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND TESTING OF CARBON TRANSPORT ANCHORS FOR THE TRANSPORT OF SLENDER TEXTILE CONCRETE COMPONENTS The use of textile reinforcement in precast concrete elements allows the realization of very slim components. The market for lifting and transport systems hardly offers any solutions for textile-reinforced components. With the few systems currently available, [...]
ASSESMENT OF NEW GARMENT AND MATERIAL DESIGN FOR BETTER AERODYNAMIC PROPERTIES Improvement of aerodynamic design for race suites requires a rather complex setup. Based on results made in the experimental small scale wind tunnel setup at the tccv in Dornbirn, full scale wind tunnel experiments were organized to investigate the design and [...]
ENERGY GENERATION AND STORAGE ON THE BASIS OF TEXTILE-INTEGRATED ASSEMBLIES. THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO USE ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY TO GENERATE ELECTRICITY FOR APPLICATIONS SUCH AS INTELLIGENT TEXTILES, LOW-ENERGY SENSORS, LIGHT SOURCES AND CHARGING BATTERIES. Figure 1:© TITV Greiz, Functional unit with a modular structure made up of textile-integrated energy converters, energy storage devices and energy [...]
In cooperation with Researchers of the TCCV, The Austrian Skiing Federation has developed very competitive racing suits for alpine skiing Figure 1: xxx, ©UIBK In high-speed sports such as Alpine downhill skiing, a huge effort is put into the reduction of drag. Besides the optimization of the surface structure of an alpine racing [...]
At the end of the first half of the K-project, the "Textile Competence Center Vorarlberg" is pleased to announce a very positive evaluation by an international jury appointed by the FFG. The young researchers in the consortium presented the results of their work to the jury and the consortium as a whole in 22 [...]