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  • Course Novel Trend in Textile Functionalization created within framework of ICT-TEX Erasmus+ project

    The course is developed under Erasmus+ Program Key Action 2: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Knowledge Alliance

                    Project: ICT IN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING HIGHER EDUCATION AND BUSINESS, Nr. 612248-EPP-1-2019-1-BG-EPPKA2-KA


  • Welcome to the course Novel Trend in Textile Functionalization

    The course Novel Trend in Textile Functionalization introduce learners with specific functional properties of textiles as self-cleaning, super-hydrophobic, antimicrobial, flame retardant, etc. which are results of functionalization of textiles as an emerging tool for improving textile performance and increase its added value.

    The course will be focused on the use of innovative technologies based on ICT technology, eco-friendly processes in order to equip learners with relevant skills and knowledge, as well as with responsibilities for developing a novel material functionalities and environmentally friendly.

    The aim of this course is introducing learners with specific functional properties of textiles as self-cleaning, super-hydrophobic, antimicrobial, flame retardant, etc. which are results of functionalization of textiles as an emerging tool for improving textile performance and increase its added value.

    Some of established techniques which could be used to impart new functionalities and properties to textile materials including physical, chemical, biotechnological and mechanical treatments:

    • plasma processing,
    • electrospinning,
    • sol-gel process,
    • nanotechnology,
    • wet processes,
    • spraying
    • polymer coating
    • layer by layer
    • biotechnological treatment
    • mechanical treatments


    A new generation of new high-value textiles developed by surface treatment, chemical grafting, or 3D structure, to introduce and develop textiles with new functionalities will be also described. The course will be focused on the use of innovative processes which is supported with ICT technologies, eco-friendly processes in order to equip learners with relevant skills and knowledge, as well as with responsibilities for developing a novel material functionalities and environmentally friendly. 


    • Learning outcomes File 383KB Powerpoint 2007 presentation
  • Material for students trainees - short description

                                                                                                                                                     Figure - PMC (nih.gov): Morpho sulkowskyi

    Requirements for textile materials require continuous improvement of the production process of polymers, fibers, materials, clothing, footwear and equipment, which take on new properties and thus provide the necessary protective/functional  properties.

    LECTURE PLAN:
    Introduction - Learners will learn about
    § new technologies,
    § methods,
    § processes and
    § functional properties of such treated textiles.

    Such properties would be based on novel technology and biomimetic approach from nature which will be by using appropriate techniqes transfered onto the textiles surface and structure.

    Learners will be informed how complex textile structure influenced on the treatment effectiveness and desired properties.
    Through the course the processing equipments will be described, the physical-chemical nature of the polymer materials, as well as the most important functionalities provided by these techniques.
    The course will be focused on the use of innovative ICT technologies, eco-friendly processes in order to equip learners with relevant skills and knowledge, as well as with responsibilities for developing a novel material functionalities and environmentally friendly. 
    Literature for e-course and all necessarry materials (statistical analysis, market demand, etc.) will be a part of elective e-course.                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                        

  • Material for research/teachers trainees

    Requirements for textile materials require continuous improvement of the production process of polymers, fibers, materials, clothing, footwear and equipment, which take on new properties and thus provide the necessary protective/functional  properties.

    LECTURE PLAN:
    Introduction - Learners will learn about
    § new technologies,
    § methods,
    § processes and
    § functional properties of such treated textiles.

    Such properties would be based on novel technology and biomimetic approach from nature which will be by using appropriate techniqes transfered onto the textiles surface and structure.

    Learners will be informed how complex textile structure influenced on the treatment effectiveness and desired properties.
    Through the course the processing equipments will be described, the physical-chemical nature of the polymer materials, as well as the most important functionalities provided by these techniques.
    The course will be focused on the use of innovative ICT technologies, eco-friendly processes in order to equip learners with relevant skills and knowledge, as well as with responsibilities for developing a novel material functionalities and environmentally friendly. 
    Literature for e-course and all necessarry materials (statistical analysis, market demand, etc.) will be a part of elective e-course.


  • Material for staff trainees

    The requirements for textile materials (and thus protective clothing and footwear) require continuous improvement of the production process of polymers, fibers, materials, clothing, footwear and equipment, which take on new properties and thus provide the necessary protective properties, such as:

    • heat protection,
    • flame protection,
    • chemical protection,
    • UV radiation,
    • various radiation sources (ionized),
    • reduction of tendency to static electricity (antistatic properties),
    • anti-ballistic properties,
    • mechanical hazards,
    • resistance to microorganisms (bacteria, viruses),
    • water repellent properties,
    • waterproofing, and other protective properties.