MICROFLEX

Micro fabrication production technology for MEMS on new emerging smart textiles/flexibles

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON 

 Organization address address: Highfield
city: SOUTHAMPTON
postcode: SO17 1BJ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Steve
Cognome: Beeby
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 (0)23 80596663
Fax: +44 (0)23 80592901

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Sito del progetto http://www.microflex.ecs.soton.ac.uk
 Totale costo 7˙694˙657 €
 EC contributo 5˙429˙450 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2007-LARGE-1
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-11-01   -   2012-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

 Organization address address: Highfield
city: SOUTHAMPTON
postcode: SO17 1BJ

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Steve
Cognome: Beeby
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 (0)23 80596663
Fax: +44 (0)23 80592901

UK (SOUTHAMPTON) coordinator 0.00
2    ACONDICIONAMIENTO TARRASENSE ASSOCIACION

 Organization address address: CARRER DE LA INNOVACIO 2
city: TERRASSA
postcode: 8225

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Cristina
Cognome: Barragan
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 937892300
Fax: +34 937891906

ES (TERRASSA) participant 0.00
3    ARDEJE SARL

 Organization address address: RUE GEORGES AURIC 4
city: VALENCE
postcode: 26000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pascal
Cognome: Pierron
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 475782660
Fax: 0033 475 782 669

FR (VALENCE) participant 0.00
4    DEUTSCHE INSTITUTE FUR TEXTIL- UND FASERFORSCHUNG DENKENDORF

 Organization address city: DENKENDORF
postcode: 73770

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Steiger
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 711 9340 351
Fax: -10453

DE (DENKENDORF) participant 0.00
5    ELASTA IND. NV

 Organization address address: TEXTIELSTRAAT 15
city: WAREGEM
postcode: 8790

contact info
Titolo: Mrs.
Nome: Annick
Cognome: Depre
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 56 35 35 53

BE (WAREGEM) participant 0.00
6    INSTITUT FRANCAIS DU TEXTILE ET DE L'HABILLEMENT

 Organization address address: rue des reculettes 14
city: PARIS
postcode: 75013

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Philippe
Cognome: Guermonprez
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 3 20 19 74 41
Fax: +33 3 20 47 47 16

FR (PARIS) participant 0.00
7    INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN

 Organization address address: Jamova 39
city: LJUBLJANA
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Jadran
Cognome: Lenarcic
Email: send email
Telefono: +386 1 477 3513
Fax: +386 1 477 3906

SI (LJUBLJANA) participant 0.00
8    Klopman International Srl

 Organization address address: Localita mola dei Frati
city: FROSINONE
postcode: 3100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Antonio
Cognome: Andretta
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 775 298 419
Fax: +39 775 294 679

IT (FROSINONE) participant 0.00
9    Meggitt A/S

 Organization address address: Hejreskovvej 18A
city: KVISTGAARD
postcode: 3490

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Erling
Cognome: Ringgaard
Email: send email
Telefono: 4549127100
Fax: 4549138188

DK (KVISTGAARD) participant 0.00
10    OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITAETSPLATZ 2
city: MAGDEBURG
postcode: 39106

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Peter
Cognome: Hauptmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 391 671 8309
Fax: +49 391 671 2609

DE (MAGDEBURG) participant 0.00
11    PAUL BOYE TECHNOLOGIES

 Organization address address: AVENUE DE LAGARDELLE 1564
city: LE VERNET
postcode: 31810

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jacques
Cognome: Boyé
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 534 482 112
Fax: +33 534 482 115

FR (LE VERNET) participant 0.00
12    SAATI SPA

 Organization address address: VIA MILANO 14
city: APPIANO GENTILE
postcode: 22070

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eugenio
Cognome: Rossotti
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 031971309
Fax: +39 031933392

IT (APPIANO GENTILE) participant 0.00
13    VERSTRAETE-HAHN NV

 Organization address address: SPRIETESTRAAT 280
city: DESSELGEM
postcode: 8792

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Renaat
Cognome: Declerck
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 56 73 57 80

BE (DESSELGEM) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'This proposal concerns flexible materials in the form of high added value smart fabrics/textiles which are able to sense stimuli and react or adapt to them in a predetermined way. The challenge for the European textile industries is to add advanced functions to textiles and the recent progress of new technologies such as electronic inks provide an opportunity for a breakthrough by incorporating MEMS on flexible textiles/fabrics. The project will exploit microfabrication to produce, using custom printing processes, active functions cost efficiently. We propose to develop fundamental micro fabrication production technologies for MEMS on fabrics/textiles using flagship demonstrator applications. This will result in a cheap, easy to design, flexible, rapid, way to manufacture multifunction smart textiles/garments for a large set of multi-sectorial applications. The processes will be based on thick film printing and sacrificial etching for the MEMS structures. Subsequent inkjet printing will be used to deposit thinner structures on the thick film printed layers incorporating for example active nanoparticles to add further functionality. These printing processes have many benefits including low-cost, repeatability, flexibility, suitability for high throughput production, relatively inexpensive equipment, short development time and the capability of depositing a wide range of materials. All the novel printed inks will be electrically activated sensors and actuators and we will use standard electronic devices for power supply/storage, signal processing and communications offering low price and mass production. The project will undertake a number of initial demonstrators of the underlying basic technology. These will be based on: light emission, cooling/heating, anti-static effect, energy harvesting, micro-encapsulation and actuation. MICROFLEX is a perfect example of the transformation of a resource-intensive to a knowledge-intensive industry.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) will be used to rapidly produce cheap, easy-to-design, intelligent textiles.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

To ensure that it remains globally competitive, the European textile industry must ensure it is capable of producing the latest intelligent materials. EU-funded researchers hope to ensure this by investigating the exciting opportunities offered by new technologies such as electronic inks when incorporated with MEMS on flexible textiles and fabrics

The 'Micro fabrication production technology for MEMS on new emerging smart textiles/flexibles' (Microflex) project aims to develop microfabrication production technologies for MEMS on fabrics to quickly produce economical flexible smart textiles and garments with a simple design process. According to the researchers, this process will be based on thick film printing and sacrificial etching for the MEMS structures. Subsequent inkjet printing will be used to deposit thinner structures on the thick film printed layers incorporating, for example, active nano-particles to add further functionality.

In addition to the expected technological and economic impacts, the researchers believe the project will also have social and environmental benefits. These should result from the inks they will develop: they will enable the production of socially beneficial smart fabrics, such as those needed for medical uses, while using minimum amounts of raw materials 'to achieve a positive environmental impact'.

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