functionalisation

Breakfast session with new information on our expertise in printed elecronics on textile surfaces
According to European Commission, 13.1 million tons of poultry meat was produced in the European Union (EU-28) in 2014 with an estimated generation of 3.1 million tons feather waste. At present the majority of poultry feathers are converted into low nutritional value animal food or disposed in landfills, causing environmental and health hazards.
The cluster ‘Innovatieve coatings’ aims to increase competitiveness and to create economic added value by promoting creativity and innovation in terms of products, processes and applications.

The development of new antimicrobial treatments is an area of continuing research. This entry takes a bird’s eye view on advances and focuses, in particular, on trends toward solvent-free chemistry by plasma-assisted coating deposition methods. General principles of antimicrobial and antifouling

In this Interreg project, supported by Interreg Vlaanderen Nederland and the Province of East-Flanders, we are investing the possibilities of Spirulina - a main source of phycocyanine (blue dye) - to replace its artificial counterpart, Brilliant Blue (E133) that is linked to hyperactivity and other health risks.
Duratex is an Interreg V France-Wallonie-Flanders project looking for eco-friendly water and oil repellent textiles for building and architectural applications. The project is part of the portfolio GoToS3.
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R&D manager Textile Functionalisation & Surface Modification