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CORNET - COllective Research NETworking

CORNET stands for Collective Research Networking and facilitates transnational collaborative research projects. The initiative links national and regional funding programmes from different countries to enable international research projects for the benefit of small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs). In Germany, CORNET is based on the Industrial Cooperative Research (IGF) funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). The open-topic CORNET programme offers project consortia consisting of business associations and research institutions from at least two participating countries or regions the opportunity to submit applications for joint projects in the field of pre-competitive research. The projects are funded on the basis of existing national/regional funding mechanisms. Detailed information is available at www.cornet.online.

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Research projects


Hybrid textile structures based on Nanofibres with barrier effects against bacteria and viruses

Coordination

Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. (FKT) & Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI)/DE

Technology area

Hybrid nonwoven structures, meltblown nonwovens, nanofibre layers, composite manufacturing, antiviral finishing

Application area

Pandemic protection products, barrier materials, filter media

Short description

The aim of the research project is to develop hybrid nonwoven structures with an integrated nanofibre layer. Meltblown nonwovens (M) are being developed as the backing and cover material. The nanofibre layer (NL) is produced by electrospinning. Composite structures are developed from the individual layers, for example as a sandwich structure M-NL-M. According to the state of the art, the layers are bonded together with the help of adhesives. In order to ensure the adhesion of the individual layers even without applying a joining component, the possibility of modifying surface layers by plasma or joining by laser or ultrasound treatment is being investigated. Pandemic protection (in the form of disposable protective and clothing textiles) is seen as a possible end application. For such applications, finishing the novel hybrid structures with antimicrobial or virological agents is being investigated and evaluated.

Project duration

01 Jul 2020 – 30 Jun 2022

Project partners

5 partners from 2 countries

Novel upholstery materials based on 3D weft knitted fabrics

Coordination

Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. (FKT) & Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI)/DE

Technology area

Circular knitting, flat knitting, 3D knitted constructions, spacer knits, seating comfort, lamination, finishing

Application area

Pressure-elastic seat covers, upholstery structures

Short description

The aim of the research project is to develop a new type of upholstered seat cover that ensures permanent pressure elasticity, low wear and good physiological comfort properties. For this purpose, 3D knitted structures are to be constructed by varying manufacturing parameters, yarn material and weaves according to the defined application-specific requirements. The production can be done using circular knitting machines as well as flat knitting machines. Both technologies are to be compared according to economic and application-specific aspects. In the project, the functionalization and finishing as well as the lamination with decorative fabrics of these pressure-elastic substrates will be investigated while retaining the specific shaping and cushioning function.

Project duration

01 Sep 2019 – 31 Aug 2021

Project partners

4 partners from 2 countries

Sustainable composites for transportation and building applications

Coordination

Forschungskuratorium Textil e.V. (FKT) & Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI)/DE

Technology area

Composites of sustainable reinforcement structures and bio-based resin systems, production of textile reinforcement structures based on nonwoven technologies, processing of recycled carbon fibres and basalt fibres

Application area

Composite materials for transport and construction applications

Short description

The aim of the project is to develop sustainable fibre-reinforced plastics that can meet the requirements for the transport and construction sectors. This is to be achieved by combining nonwovens made from sustainable reinforcing fibres, such as basalt fibres, recycled carbon fibres and natural fibres, with resin systems based on benzoxazines and bio-based epoxy resins with flame-retardant additives. The SusComTrab project has both composite and resin manufacturers and the textile industry as its target group. OEMs active in the transport or construction sectors can also benefit from the results of this project.

Project duration

01 Sep 2018 – 31 Dec 2020

Project partners

4 partners from 2 countries

 

 

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