Electrical conductive viscose fibre for smart textiles and smart home

Static dissipative viscose fibres are made accessible by deposition of copper for Smart Textiles and Smart Home applications. Although a large number of conductive materials such as metals or metal fibres are already available in the market, there is still great interest in the development of new electrically conductive substrates for applications in the [...]

Textile sensor for object scanning and inventory management record

Textile sensor has been integrated on pressure sensitivity textile to produce the smart-shelf-scan, which can detect the object through their weights and send the information wirelessly (via smart-phone) to the control room to record the information of inventory management Figure 1: Smart-Shelf-Scan of Single (left) and multiple (right) rack [...]

Biodegradable polymer for geotextile applications

Using biodegradable polyesters to replace polypropylene in erosion control and revegetation mats Geotextiles are applied on exposed surfaces, such as slopes or areas, where wind and heavy rain fall can wash away the fertile floor or remove the protective plant cover. Usually these geotextiles are made of synthetic polymers, such as polypropylene or polyester, [...]

Stress oriented textile reinforcements

Design, dimensioning and construction of a textile concrete furniture with highly adapted carbon reinforcement Figure 1: Design study, ©UIBK Background and motivation Approximately 8 billion cubic meters of concrete are currently being used worldwide and therefore responsible for nearly 10% of global CO2 emissions. The aim of the research and development is to [...]