AITEX (Textile Research Institute)

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  • Plaza Emilio Sala 1
  • 03801 Alcoy (Alicante)
  • Spain

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AITEX is a private non-profit association that encompasses textile and textile-related companies. Its ultimate aim is to make this sector more competitive. To achieve this, the Institute promotes modernisation and the introduction of new and emerging technologies by developing R&D projects and, in general, any initiatives that will contribute to the industrial progress of the sector. The generation and dissemination of knowledge is the main AITEX aim, to increase the competitiveness of the companies, so they have new business opportunities.   Consequently, the work carried out by the Institute of Textile Technology is closely linked to the sector’s industries, either through the advanced technical services offered by the Institute, the confidential research projects developed at the request of different companies.    

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The approach applied by AITEX clearly focuses on applied research and on the development and technological innovation of products.    AITEX has defined priority areas of knowledge through which it researches, develops and innovates in relation to new textile solutions, paying particularly close attention to the needs of the market, users and end consumers of textile items. The Institute’s R&D/Innovation strategy aims to detect these needs and it is part of our Mission to turn them into business opportunities for companies.   INPUTS AITEX has specific tools to detect these needs and initiate the research process, which will culminate in the creation of textile solutions for specific areas of application: Competitive intelligence: -      Textile Technology Observatory  -      Home Textile Market Observatory  -      Habitat Trends Observatory  User approach -Consumer panels -Needs forecasts Networks -Universities -Technology Centres -Health   AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE - Textile materials applied to biotechnology and biomedicine. - Measurement and management of comfort. - Technologies and design management for fabrics and clothing. - Nanotechnology applied to textile materials. -Textile solutions for protection and safety. -Textile solutions for Health. -Sustainability of processes and recycling of textile products. -Textile processing technologies. -Intelligent and Functional Textiles. -Technical Textiles. -ICTs in textile and management processes. -Training capacity.   Each area generates knowledge that is projected towards companies through R&D, innovation, technological guidance and training.    SPHERES OF APPLICATION  [OUTPUTS] The research and innovation generated in the aforementioned areas of knowledge lead to the generation and transfer of knowledge and technologies in the following spheres of application:  -Aeronautical industry. -Textile architecture. -Automobile industry. -Textile value chain. -Sport and leisure. -Geotextiles. -Habitat.  -Hygiene and cosmetics. -Clothing. -Medical and hospital  products -Fashion. -Protective clothing. -Sports surfaces. - Public transport.  

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NANOTECHNOLOGY applied to textile materials

COMPOUNDING Masterbatch preparation and compounds. Nanoparticle additivation: - Nanometals. -...

AITEX (Textile Research Institute) Plaza Emilio Sala 1 03801 Alcoy (Alicante) Spain +34 96/5542200 vcambra@aitex.es

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Measurement and management of Confort

THERMAL COMFORT: Quantitative evaluation (Hot/cold sensation, Breathability, Moisture management,...

AITEX (Textile Research Institute) Plaza Emilio Sala 1 03801 Alcoy (Alicante) Spain +34 96/5542200 vcambra@aitex.es

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Textile solutions for HEALTH and biomedicine

HEALTH-TEX: Materials with health benefits. Active ingredient release using textile substrates....

AITEX (Textile Research Institute) Plaza Emilio Sala 1 03801 Alcoy (Alicante) Spain +34 96/5542200 vcambra@aitex.es

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Technologies in TEXTILE PROCESSES

TECHNICAL FIBRES AND SPINNING: New fibre spinning. Air texturising. Fibre crimping and cutting....

AITEX (Textile Research Institute) Plaza Emilio Sala 1 03801 Alcoy (Alicante) Spain +34 96/5542200 vcambra@aitex.es

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Textile solutions for PROTECTION and SAFETY

NEW TEXTILE MATERIALS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION EQUIPMENT (PPE)   Anti-stab materials. Bullet-proof...

AITEX (Textile Research Institute) Plaza Emilio Sala 1 03801 Alcoy (Alicante) Spain +34 96/5542200 vcambra@aitex.es

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Techtextil 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 3.1 Stand: A 54