Research and development

 ACTIVITY • PREPARATION OF YARN SAMPLES • PATTERNING OF KNITTED FABRICS • PROJECTS • REFERENCE • CONTACTS

 

Activity

The research&development department’s activities follow up with the original orientation of the Institute for processing of chemical fibres (Ustav pro zpracovani chemickych vlaken, UZCHV), i.e. application research, development, consultancy and informatics in the area of wool-processing and textile industry starting from testing of new fibrous materials through processing technologies to testing of new technological processes and machinery, including testing of fibres and textiles quality. The activities of the research&development department are supported by a complete spinning, weaving and knitting technologies.

Research&development department is a non-productive section that ensures:

  • Managing of projects in R&D area on national and international level.
  • Patterning of small items of yarns, cloths and knitted fabrics.
  • Development of new types of textile products, innovations of current assortment base.
  • Cooperation with national and foreign laboratories and provision of textile materials testing using standard and special methods.
  • Testing of processability of textile materials.
  • Maintaining business contacts with Czech and Foreign producers of textile fibres and manufacturers of manufacturing&technological machinery.

 

Preparation of yarns samples

Our complete spinning technology is supported by a top-class technology in the area of preparation of a strand and rove (regulation drawing frame RSB – D 35, roving machine F 15), and spinning machine K 44 for manufacturing of compact ring yarns. Our installed spinning technology provides the possibility to test processability of new materials and patterning of small items of yarns and semi-products. Patterning of hybrid technical and functional mixed yarns made of synthetic, natural, metal and coated fibres

Preparation of woven samples on CCI patterning devices

  • Patterning warper SW 550
  • Patterning needle looms Evergreen SL 8900
  • Patterning sizing device SS 565

It is a computer-controlled set of CCI patterning devices for preparation of woven patterns. This device serves for testing of processability of new materials, simulation of manufacturing conditions and operating preparation of coloured, material, weaving and thread count variants of individual patterns of cloths.

  • The device is able to process simple and twisted yarn and silk in the wide scope of fineness and materials.
  • It is possible to use only one bobbin for spinning. The width of warping is max. 50 cm.
  • Patterning on warp is given by 20 sheets; leno warp is also possible.
  • Possibilities for patterning in the direction of weft are given by up to 8 bar. weft substitution; it is possible to change weft threat count even during weaving.
  • We standardly supply a greige sample 43 - 45 cm wide and c. 1.6 - 1.8 bm long.
 Vzorovací snovadlo

Patterning warping device


 Vzorovací šlichtovací zařízení

Patterning sizing device
      
 Vzorovací jehlový stav

Patterning needle loom

 Vzorovací jehlový stav

Patterning needle loom

 

Patterning of knitted fabrics

Technology of weft knitting offers possibilities for testing of processability and patterning on weft small-diameter, large-diameter and flat knitting machines. Warp weaving technology offers the possibilities for testing processability and patterning on two- and three-device warp looms.

 

Research&development projects

One of the most important elements of the works in the area of research and development is coordination of resolution or participation in resolution of national and international R&D projects the results of which create a precondition for implementation of manufacturing of new textiles with higher value added in the society or, as the case may be, expand application possibilities and the related market as well.
In recent years, SINTEX, a.s. participated in research and development projects in the role of the principal coordinator and co-investigator. It has practical experience with handling projects within the programs:

  • 6th and 7th RP EU
  • EUREKA – International Cooperation in Research and Development Programme
  • Programmes: Konsorcia, Impuls, Tip, Tandem of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic
  • Research Centres of the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports of the Czech Republic
  • ALFA TACR programme

Running projects


Acronym

TED

Programme

MPO

Program

TRIO

 

Project number

FV40385

Title

Textile electronics for homecare and professional use

Period

07/2019 - 06/2022


Acronym

B-TEX

Provider 

MPO

Programme

OP PIK
Cooperation - clusters

Project number

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/19_263/0018791,PP4

Title

Barrier textiles and clothing products protecting against natural influences

Period

09/2020 - 11/2022


Acronym

INCOTEX

Provider 

MPO

Programme

OP PIK
APPLICATION call VIII

Project number

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0024467

Title

VIRATEX Textile structures combining virus protection and comfort

Period

04/2021 - 05/2023


Acronym

VIRATEX

Provider 

MPO

Programme

OP PIK
APPLICATION call IX

Project number

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/21_374/0026712

Title

INCOTEX Reusable smart incontinence underwear

Period

09/2021 - 05/2023


Acronym

OPERA

Provider 

MPO

Programme

Czech Rise Up 2.0

Project number

IDENT021

Title

OPERA Reusable protective equipment for healthcare professionals

Period

05/2021 - 05/2022


Acronym

OFTEX

Provider 

MPO

Programme

OP PIK
APPLICATION call IX

Project number

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/21_374/0027310

Title

New textile systems with optical fibers for biomedical applications

Period

1. 9. 2021 - 31. 5. 2023


Acronym

HTH

Provider 

MPO

Programme

OP PIK, COOPERATION - clusters call VIII

Project number

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_321/0024468

Title

Hybrid lightweight low-energy textile heating system, especially for clothing components

Period

1. 4. 2021 - 30. 5. 2023


Acronym

RUTEX

Provider 

MPO

Programme

OP PIK, COOPERATION - clusters call VII

Project number

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_336/0023639

Title

Collective research - CLUTEX VI.

Period

1. 1. 2021 - 30. 6. 2023


Acronym

NANOPROGRES VII

Provider 

MPO

Programme

OP PIK, COOPERATION - clusters call VII

Project number

CZ.01.1.02/0.0/0.0/20_336/0023623

Title

Research on advanced nanostructures for applications in the food industry and water treatment

Period

09/2020 - 06/2023


Completed projects

Acronym Name Period
PROGTEX Progressive yarns design with higher added value 1999-2001
ROTGOODS Production of special, unconventional textile materials using a new generation of two-component yarns. 2001-2003
SAFETEX Research on new constructions and processing systems for multi-functional protective fabric with increased added value. 2003-2005
BATEX OE89 Development EMC barrier, anti-static fabrics and work clothes. 2001-2003
MULTIFUNC Multifunctional woven and knitted fabrics for high performance barrier textile materials and workwear 2005-2006
BASTEX Production of woven and knitted fabrics with optimum properties when exposed to weathering and URV sunlight folder 2005-2006
LINTEX The development of structures for technical yarns and their applications 2005-2006
Biotex Antibacterial textiles 2005-2007
3D-TEX Research, development, sampling and testing of spacer knits 2006-2009
TECOM The impact of technology on compacting on structures, properties and use of yarns and fabrics from hi-tech fibers. 2007-2010
MANGO Directed protection with high-tech fabrics against contamination 2008-2009
ZDRATEX New multifunctional textiles for the healthcare sector. 2007-2009
KOMPAKT Compact yarns and their application in fabrics. 2008-2010
FUNTESIL Production of multifunctional textiles with mixed yarns cotton/silver 2008-2010
MODSIMtex Development of rapid configuration system for textile production machinery based on the physical behaviour simulation of precision textile structures 2009-2011
CORNET
AntiDekubitus
Reusable 3D functional composite structures for the prevention of pressure ulcers in clinical and home health care 2012-2013
BATAN Fabrics with increased comfort resistant to electromagnetic radiation 2011-2013
ESTIM Extremely shielding textile materials for special applications 2016-2019
NANOPROGRES III Research and development of application utilization of functionalized nanofiber structures including coaxial type and intelligent nanofiber structures 2015 –2018
BIODET Biodegradable clothing and technical textiles 2011-2014
MECTEX Functional textiles for health and standard of living of the aging population 2012-2014
DITEX Spacer fabrics to ensure thermophysical comfort 2014-2016
LIOS Standby systems of linear exposure 2015-2018
FIBFAB Industrialization of bio-based textile fabrics for clothing applications. Website: www.fibfab-project.eu 2017-2018
HYBRID Hybrid safety equipment 2016-2019
SPETEX Special materials reducing safety risks 2017-2020
MERITECH Development of special knitted fabrics and ready-made products made of merino wool and their blends for technical and sports purposes 2018–2020
NANOPROGRESS IV Research and development of specifically functionalized nanofiber structures with wider application use Subproject No. 2 – Research of lightweight textile composite materials with integrated nanofiber layer and purely nanofiber materials with specific functional properties for industrial applications 2017–2020
NANOPROGRESS V Research and development of composite and purely nanofiber structures for environmental, industrial and biomedical applications Subproject No. 1 – Functionalized nanostructures for innovative environmental and food technologies Subproject No. 2 – Linear composite textile structures containing nanofibers for medical applications and innovative nanostructures for technical and other uses 2018–2020
INTELUP Intelligent upholstery of vehicles 2016–2020
SUS-ENCA Tex Development of functional systems based on fixing and gradual release and transfer of active components for new value-added textiles; formaldehyde free TA (textile auxiliaries) and additives for net production technologies 2017–2020
WEATHERTEX Development of Polypropylene (PP) textiles with improved long-term durability for outdoor applications 2018–2020
OCEANETS Technological approaches for circular economy solutions in terms of prevention, recover, re-use and recycle of fishing gears to obtain added-value products in the textile industry 2019–2020
NanoFM Development of facemasks with nanomembrane 2020
MEDTECH Technology for the production of medical personal protective equipment 2020
HTH Preparation of project applications within the project Smart Accelerator of the Pardubice Region II, project reg. No. CZ.02.2.69/0.0/0.0/18_055/0016502 2020
SURGOTEX Surgical gowns with higher degree of barrier protection 2021
CHEMTEX Chemical resistant textile products with added properties 2020-2021
RENTEX Protective Multifunctional Products for Rental Use 2019-2021
3D KNIT Novel upholstery materials based on 3D weft knitted fabrics 2019-2021
MUFCIRC Novel multifunctional textile solutions for approach to circular economy 2019-2022
COMATEX Development of special textile materials reducing the risk of spreading of a virus infection 2021

 

References

  • GLANZSTOFF BOHEMIA
  • CLUTEX III - Cluster of technical textiles
  • NANOPROGRES
  • Exhibitions

 

Contacts

Jiri Prochazka
Director for Research & Develop.
Telefon +420 465 569 969 E-mail prochazka@sintex.cz  
Zdenka Ledrova
Head of Research
Telefon +420 465 565 431 E-mail ledrova@sintex.cz  
Barbora Capova Telefon +420 465 569 969 E-mail capova@sintex.cz  
Dita Kracalova Telefon +420 465 565 433 E-mail kracalova@sintex.cz  
Daniela Jaskova Telefon +420 465 565 433 E-mail jaskova@sintex.cz  
Lenka Vaskova Telefon +420 465 565 401 E-mail vaskova@sintex.cz  
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