The laboratory also carries out research in collaboration with other research bodies.

In particular, it studies processes for the transformation and production of innovative textile materials using electrospinning, extrusion spinning (melt and wet) with air gap, and plasma in vacuum.

Electrospinning produces sub-micrometer diameter nanofibre membranes from polymer solutions. The membranes have a highly porous structure with a high specific surface area and are developed for applications in the biomedical field or in filtration.

Spinning is used to study the operating parameters for the production of continuous filaments for the textile industry.

Plasma treatment allows the surface properties of fabrics to be modified by etching, activation or polymerisation processes.

The laboratory also offers a consultancy service to companies for the development of textile materials and industrial processes.

  • single and multi-nozzle electrospinning plant (up to 62 jets) with roll-to-roll system
  • melt spinning plant (up to 300°C) and wet spinning with mono-spinneret (Ø 0.05-0.50 mm) with 3 drafting fields
  • vacuum plasma for fabrics
  • production of polymer nanofibres by electrospinning for biomedical applications and filtration
  • production of continuous polymeric and nanostructured filaments by melt and wet spinning
  • surface treatments with vacuum plasma for fabric functionalisation (anti-pilling, water repellency/hydrophilicity, adhesion, dyeing, etc.)