Research & Development

TEXTRANET focuses its activities on 8 thematic groups created under 3 main pillars:

From Commodities to Specialties

1. New speciality fibres & fibre-composites for innovative textile products
2. Functionalisation of textile materials & related processes
3. Biomaterials, biotechnologies and environmentally friendly textile processing

New Textile Applications

4. New textile products for human perfomance (medical, protective, sports)
5. New textile products for technical applications (transport, construction, geotextiles etc.)
6. Smart textiles & garments

Towards Customisation

7. New concepts & technologies for design and mass customisation in Clothing & Fashion
8. Integrated quality and life cycle management

These 8 thematic groups were defined within the European Technology Platform for the Future of Textiles and Clothing.