The aim of this project is to create textiles capable of providing the user with protection in front of bugs such as ticks and bedbugs. On the one hand, ticks are important vectors of human and animal diseases, besides causing hurts and irritant bites. Currently, these diseases are more usual than past years, mainly due to: climate change and so continuously new pathogens transmitted by ticks. Regarding to bedbugs, a wide range of explanations have been proposed for the increase, including climate change, increased human movement, changes in insecticide use patterns, and reduced insecticide susceptibility of the bedbugs. With this project, the current problems and lacks of obtaining protection against bugs (ticks and bedbugs) will be solved.
LEITAT’s role in the project:
- Support during the selection from a textile processes point of view (in order to select biocides suitable for the applications to be carried out)
- Regarding the field of Study and selection of textile raw materials LEITAT will contribute with a scientific point of view, covering the current studies and the innovations on the market.
- LEITAT is responsible for the study and definition of the biocides incorporation on textiles and the development of monofilament yarn for the application of biocides and characterization.
- Carry out specific repellence effectiveness tests (ageing testing).Support on the Microencapsulation scale-up and support on characterization of the fabrics in order to compare the results with the laboratory trials and in order to demonstrate processes feasibility.
Number of Contract: FP7/606517
Coordinator: GREMI TEXTIL DE TERRASSA ASOCIACION
Email LEITAT manager in charge: Izabel Alfany
Web: under construction
Duration: 36 months
|GREMI TEXTIL DE TERRASSA ASOCIACION||Spain|
|CLUTEX – KLASTR TECHNICKE TEXTILIE||Czech Republic|
|ASOCIACION DE EMPRESARIOS TEXTILES DE LA REGION VALENCIANA||Spain|
|ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION||Spain|
|FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION||Spain|
|INOTEX SPOL SRO||Czech Republic|
|NILKA TEKSTIL SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI||Turkey|
|GEM INNOV SAS||France|
|SILK&PROGRESS SPOL RO||Czech Republic|
|IQAP MASTERBATCH GROUP SL||Spain|