BIOAGROTEX

Development of new agrotextiles from renewable resources and with a tailored biodegradability

 Coordinatore CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE 

 Organization address address: RUE MONTOYER 24/2
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Umberto
Cognome: Ravyts
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 9 2438273
Fax: +32 9 220 49 55

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Belgium [BE]
 Sito del progetto http://www.bioagrotex.eu
 Totale costo 4˙385˙366 €
 EC contributo 3˙125˙843 €
 Programma FP7-NMP
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies
 Code Call FP7-NMP-2007-SME-1
 Funding Scheme CP-TP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-10-01   -   2012-09-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    CENTRE SCIENTIFIQUE & TECHNIQUE DE L'INDUSTRIE TEXTILE BELGE

 Organization address address: RUE MONTOYER 24/2
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Umberto
Cognome: Ravyts
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 9 2438273
Fax: +32 9 220 49 55

BE (BRUXELLES) coordinator 0.00
2    "AGRITEC, vyzkum, slechteni a sluzby s.r.o."

 Organization address address: Zemedelska 16
city: SUMPERK
postcode: 787 01

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Pavelek
Email: send email
Telefono: 420583000000
Fax: 420583000000

CZ (SUMPERK) participant 0.00
3    "CENTRO DI PROGETTAZIONE, DESIGN & TECNOLOGIE DEI MATERIALI"

 Organization address address: STRADA STATALE 7 PER MESAGNE KM 7.3
city: BRINDISI
postcode: 72100

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Stefano
Cognome: De Riccardis
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0831 449200
Fax: +39 0831 449120

IT (BRINDISI) participant 0.00
4    BONAR TECHNICAL FABRICS NV

 Organization address address: INDUSTRIESTRAAT 39
city: ZELE
postcode: 9240

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Desmet
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 09 3409870
Fax: +32 09 3488202

BE (ZELE) participant 0.00
5    D'APPOLONIA SPA

 Organization address address: Via San Nazaro 19
city: GENOVA
postcode: 16145

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Donato
Cognome: Zangani
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 010 3628148
Fax: +39 0103621078

IT (GENOVA) participant 0.00
6    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: +49 711 9340 451

DE (DENKENDORF) participant 0.00
7    DEVAN-PPT CHEMICALS LTD

 Organization address address: DYLAN LABORATORIES
city: BELPER
postcode: DE56 2EY

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Laurence
Cognome: Flamand
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 55 230110
Fax: +32 55 230119

UK (BELPER) participant 0.00
8    DS TEXTILE PLATFORM NV

 Organization address address: INDUSTRIETERREIN HOOGVELD 90
city: DENDERMONDE
postcode: 9200

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Annik
Cognome: D'daese
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 52 258350
Fax: +32 52 225 208

BE (DENDERMONDE) participant 0.00
9    ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE DES ARTS ET INDUSTRIES TEXTILES

 Organization address address: ALLEE LOUISE ET VICTOR CHAMPIER 2
city: Roubaix
postcode: 59056

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Philippe
Cognome: Vroman
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 32 0258952
Fax: +33 320 272597

FR (Roubaix) participant 0.00
10    ENYA BVBA

 Organization address address: HOOGWEG 54
city: WERVIK
postcode: 8940

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jurgen
Cognome: De Rore
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 56 300905
Fax: +32 56 314821

BE (WERVIK) participant 0.00
11    INOTEX SPOL SRO

 Organization address address: Stefanikova 1208
city: DVUR KRALOVE NAD LABEM
postcode: 54401

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Milan
Cognome: Bohaty
Email: send email
Telefono: +420 499 316202
Fax: +420 499 320149

CZ (DVUR KRALOVE NAD LABEM) participant 0.00
12    LA ZELOISE NV

 Organization address address: DOMMEKENSSTRAAT 8
city: ZELE
postcode: 9240

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Kris
Cognome: Gistelynck
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 52 449241
Fax: +32 52 449248

BE (ZELE) participant 0.00
13    MDB TEXINOV SAS

 Organization address address: ROUTE DE LA FERROSSIERE 56
city: SAINT DIDIER DE LA TOUR
postcode: 38110

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jacques
Cognome: Tankere
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 474 974475
Fax: +33 474 973754

FR (SAINT DIDIER DE LA TOUR) participant 0.00
14    RODENBURG BIOPOLYMERS BV

 Organization address address: DENARIUSSTRAAT 19
city: OOSTERHOUT
postcode: 4903 RC

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Huub
Cognome: Van Den Akker
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 162497030
Fax: +31 162 497031

NL (OOSTERHOUT) participant 0.00
15    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Ruben
Cognome: Van Deursen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 482985
Fax: +31 317 483011

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 0.00
16    TECNARO GESELLSCHAFT ZUR INDUSTRIELLEN ANWENDUNG NACHWACHSENDER ROHSTOFFE MBH

 Organization address address: BURGWEG 5
city: ILSFELD
postcode: 74360

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jûrgen
Cognome: Pfitzer
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 7062 91789 02
Fax: +49 7062 91789 08

DE (ILSFELD) participant 0.00
17    TRANSFURANS CHEMICALS BVBA

 Organization address address: LEUKAARD 2
city: GEEL
postcode: 2440

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Michel
Cognome: Clonen
Email: send email
Telefono: +32 14 578747
Fax: +32 14 578767

BE (GEEL) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Increasing oil-prices, a growing threat of oil-shortages, Kyoto agreements on green house gases, environmental effects and climate changes, are all elements that contribute to the concern for the future of our oil based economy. Not only the search for biofuels but also for bio-based polymers and a more extensive use of the natural resources by upgrading the value of natural fibres and side products will be needed to cope with these problems. Techno-economic studies predict an important growth for the bio-based polymer industry in the coming decennia. This will only be possible if new high end applications are developed. Textiles and especially agrotextiles offer a very attractive end market. Volumes in this market area are high and fast growing. At present, products are mainly based on Polyolefin’s (> 200Ktonnes/annum in Europe). Bio-based polymers in combination with natural fibres and side products can offer a good alternative, if biodegradation can be modelled and adapted according the specific end applications. Intrinsic positive properties of the bio-based polymers such as low flammability and high light fastness can boost technological advantages, leading to major economic and technologic benefits in industrial implementation. The proposed project envisages the research and development of new 100% renewable agrotextiles, via combination of natural fibres, bio-based fibres and bio-based functional additives. This requests: • new and optimised extrusion processes into fibres, yarn, monofilament or tape • processing into knitted, woven or non-woven structures and new finishing process • tailor-made mechanical and functional characteristics • a controlled and predictable biodegradation adapted to the application envisaged • a proven performance for a number of test/demonstration cases. This type of project can take a large share of the agrotextile market (up to 50%) by creation of alternatives for oil-based products and new applications.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Natural fibres have been used in textiles for thousands of years and are an attractive alternative to petroleum-based polymers for textile manufacture. Researchers have recently developed a range of textiles made from biopolymers that have a drastically reduced environmental impact without sacrificing durability.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Climate change and changing attitudes have made petroleum-based manufactured products more expensive and less desirable in the modern world. Biological or biologically-derived polymers are a petroleum-free source of fibres for the textile industry, and may even offer cost and durability benefits over synthetic textiles.

The EU-funded 'Development of new agrotextiles from renewable resources and with a tailored biodegradability.' (BIOAGROTEX) project was set up to investigate the production of textiles from natural fibres and bio-based polymers. The project focused on agricultural textiles as alternatives to current petroleum-based textiles.

European natural fibre sources such as flax, hemp, hop wastes and nettle were investigated. The most promising options were flax and hemp, which provided high-fibre yields with desirable properties. The project also investigated cheap alternatives for processing these fibres in the field, which improved their usefulness by decreasing processing costs. Also recycled jute proved to offer a good economical alternative natural fibre source.

A furan-based bioresin coating proved useful as a treatment for natural fibres. This treatment drastically increased the durability of the fibres without affecting flexibility or strength.

Biopolymers, including PLA, were processed into fibres, mono- and multifilament yarns. Based on these intermediates, several textiles were also developed in partnership with various small businesses for agricultural applications. These included knitted cloth for covering crops and several ground cover textiles for different purposes. All products underwent rigorous field testing, and either matched or out-performed comparable petroleum-based products.

BIOAGROTEX has developed and tested useful bio-based alternatives for agricultural textile production, some of which are now commercially available to farmers in Europe. The development of safe and durable biopolymer-based textiles is an important achievement that will decrease our dependence on fossil fuels in the long term.

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