PURCELL sustainable composite material made of pure cellulose
ITV Denkendorf and ITCF Denkendorf jointly undertook the PURCELL project as part of the “Technical resource protection” bid invitation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg. The aim of this project is to develop a new recyclable and compostable material to replace GRP using renewable local raw materials. Disposal of GRP components poses a problem. The question arises: Where can the waste go? A material made of pure cellulose could be the answer: it would be compostable, recyclable and easy to separate because it has a single origin.
AFBW supports this project in the committee that accompanies the projects.
A learning platform for the textile and apparel industry is being established as part of the Learn Textile! project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology. This involves developing e-learning courses together with practice and testing modules for different topics on the basis of didactic concepts aimed at specific target groups. Find out more at www.learn-textile.de/.
The FAST-MATRIX project involves developing new single component (1C) matrix systems that can be polymerised in situ in order to boost productivity in hybrid lightweight construction. Using latent polymerisation catalysis, 1C systems for generating thermoplastic cast polyamide matrices (PA 6) are tested in different fibre composite manufacturing processes.
- KraSchwing: Optimisation of the introduction of force into fibre composite structures subject to vibration
- Capillary rise kinetics: Development of a self-learning method to predict the capillary rise kinetics of fluids, taking as an example the resin impregnation in rovings, textile semi-finished products and bonded fibre fabrics
- Solar thermal textiles: Textile-based collector with integrated latent heat store for using solar thermal energy
- 3D connector structures: Development from basic design to the manufacture of freely contoured fabrics with integrated 3D connector structures using plug-in contactor web technology.