Since 2021, the Research Institute for Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics has been home to the COMET K project Textile Competence Center Vorarlberg 2. The project is funded within the framework of COMET Competence Centers for Excellent Technologies by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Economy, the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology and the State of Vorarlberg.
With the consortium of 5 scientific partners and 18 company partners and a total budget of 4.2 M € over 4 years, the overall objective of TCCV2 is to continue to conduct cutting-edge research in the field of advanced textile materials, including textile-based hybrids and textile-based energy storage systems. Furthermore, research at TCCV2 places special emphasis on sustainable and environmentally friendly technologies and products. Thus, the aspects of reuse, recycling, circular economy and bio-based products also are the silver lining throughout all TCCV2 research activities. As an example, chemical separation processes have been developed to selectively separate fibrous materials from mixed textiles to recover raw materials for renewed fibre production: https://www.tccv.eu/success-stories/patent-for-environmental-friendly-separation-of-elastane-from-mixed-textiles/
After 2 years, the COMET K project TCCV2 was successfully evaluated by an international jury team.
The international reviewers emphasize that the project consortium shows a high level of research on an international level. The published results are generally of high scientific, methodological and technological quality, represent and contribute to the state of the art. The results obtained during the first two years of the project are impressive and highly appreciated by the reviewers.
„In summary, the overall progress of the COMET-Project so far can be regarded as excellent.“, says the jury.