Scientific coordinator:

Città Studi S.p.A. (IT)
Calzaturificio S.R.L. (IT)
Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia del Materiali (IT)
G&P NEXT S.p.A. (IT)
Marchi & Fildi S.p.A. Industrie Italiane Filati (IT)
Morfeus S.p.A. (IT)
OTIR2020, Tuscany Fashion Cluster - NextTechnology Tecnotessile S.r.l. (IT)
Università degli Studi di Firenze (IT)

Type: MIUR - Cluster

End date: 2020

Start date: 2017

Duration: 48

Overall budget: € 700.000,00

Funding: € 550.000,00

CNR cost: € 80.000,00

CNR funding: € 80.000,00

STIIMA budget: € 41.500,00

STIIMA funding: € 41.500,00

Progettazione di prodotti “Made in Italy” funzionalizzati, innovativi e sostenibili.

The project deals with research, design and prototyping of innovative, high-performance, functional textiles, combined with the aesthetic and qualitative properties typical of Made in Italy. Its covers the main typical manufacturing chains, namely textile and clothing, leather tanning, footwear, furniture and design. Due to the complexity and opacity of the value chain, the garment and footwear industry has one of the highest environmental footprints and risks for human health and society based on LCA assessment.

The research activities assigned to the CNR DIITET are the development of textiles based on electrically conducting cellulose fibres for technical applications, treated with polypirrole via “low environmental impact” surface deposition. The first part of the project was the study of the in situ, vapour-phase oxidative polymerization compared via the liquid-phase polymerization. The vapour-phase polymerisation does not produce any waste since the reacted monomer is totally deposited on the fibre surface. Moreover, neither effluents nor byproducts are produced.

The second step was the characterization and optimization of the electric properties for the preparation of antistatic, EMI shielding and heating textiles, and the study of protective coatings to resist environment exposure. Fabric samples made of functionalized cotton with surface electrical resistance of 108 Ohm/sq (dissipative and antistatic properties) have been made in laboratory conditions by vapour-phase polymerisation, while electrical resistance of 103 Ohm/sq (EMI shielding and heating properties) were obtained on functionalized cotton fabrics coated by liquid-phase polymerization.