BETITEX

By | October 28, 2013
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proyecto-betitex 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

 

Starts: 01/11/2013

 

Duration: 36 months

 

Partners

GREMI TEXTIL DE TERRASSA   ASOCIACION Spain
CLUTEX – KLASTR TECHNICKE   TEXTILIE Czech Republic
TEXCLUBTEC Italy
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

 

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