Aitex participates in reinventing the textile industry with advanced Myco-fibres (My-Fi)
AITEX is participating in the European project MY-FI, which contributes to further improving the EU textile industry by developing mycelium-based fabrics. Such innovative materials are fully biobased, customizable, highly performing, and can be produced through advanced manufacturing processes.
Mycelium fabrics have the potential to match the consumers’ demands for sustainable and functional products, opening new designing opportunities for several market applications (fashion, automotive, etc), resulting in positive economic impact and environmental relief. By valorising other industries’ residues, MY-FI will contribute to implementing a cross-sectoral approach to Circular Economy, enhancing the competitiveness of local value chains.
CISUFLO: Circular Sustainable Floor coverings
The CISUFLO project aims to develop innovative circular products for the flooring industry, prompting, in the long run, the adoption of a circular economy model throughout the entire value chain and beyond. The work plan foresees the implementation of six pilots focusing on manufacturing, sorting, separation, and recycling of floor coverings and on the scaling up of novel technologies, covering three different flooring types, namely carpets, resilient flooring products, and wood laminates.
The project will have a positive impact that will go beyond flooring, establishing new synergies with other linked sectors and providing policymakers with useful inputs for standardization and legislation.
Call for Pitches: SMEs participation to the international activities of REC-N-COMP
The Call for Pitches of REC-N-COMP is open! Are you an SME from Italy, Belgium, France, or Poland, interested in expanding its export business to the USA, Japan, or Singapore in relation to composite and recycled materials? If yes, this call is the chance to take part in the activities of the REC-N-COMP project to explore the opportunities of these markets!
The selected SMEs will take part in an international mission to one of the three countries, with the costs of the mission being covered by the REC-N-COMP budget. The objective of each mission is to develop networks and relationships between companies and other stakeholders to create new business opportunities in the field of recycled-based and sustainable materials for composite. The missions will take place between the second semester of 2022 and 2023.
Reservist Project - GA Meeting 15 & 16 February 2022
On February 15th and 16th, we attended the GA Meeting of the Reservist project.
The first day was dedicated to the technical level (Manufacturing level, Technical developments, Demonstration of RESERVIST cells), followed by a presentation of the Network setup and logistics, and the Digital Platform. On February 16, We followed up on project management, coordination, innovation management, and impact activities on the second day. The textile ETP presented the state of the art of content strategy implemented.
Thank you to the project partners for your input and insights: STAM S.r.l., MIRTEC, VTT, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, Hospitainer, Suominen Corporation, Sioen Industries, Screentec Oy, Deltrian International, NormaGrup Technology, NARDI COMPRESSORI SRL, Desimone SA, ArcelorMittal, Pôle EMC2, Screentec Oy, Centexbel, IDONIAL Centro Tecnológico.
SmartX Project Dissemination events
SmartX is a 3-year (2019-2022) collaborative project that has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to support the establishment of smart textiles manufacturing value chain in Europe through acceleration funding & coaching of SMEs and start-ups. SmartX is the Largest European Community of Smart Textile Innovators, of more than 800 registered interacting professionals. Join one of the following events to learn more about the SmartX project:
- 11th March: Spanish Dissemination Event in Barcelona. Language Spanish.
- 15th March: French/Belgian Dissemination Event. DIGITAL. Language French. 14.00- 17.00 CET
- 17th March: Swedish Dissemination Event. DIGITAL. Language English. 14.00- 17.00 CET
- 22nd March: German Dissemination Event. DIGITAL. Language German. 14.00 - 17.00 CET
- Italian Dissemination Event. Date & place TBC.
- FINAL DISSEMINATION EVENT: 20th April in Brussels. Language English. 11.00 - 17.30 CET