PROTEX, processes’ research and digitization to obtain eco-sustainable coatings for textiles
CETIM participates, in cooperation with ENSO INNOVATION, S.L, in the project called PROTEX, funded by the CONECTA COVID Program of the Galician Innovation Agency.
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Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the ERDF Galicia 2014-2020 Operational Program as part of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
CETIM participates, in collaboration with ENSO INNOVATION, S.L, in the project called “PROTEX: Research and digitization of processes for obtaining eco-sustainable coatings for textiles.”
PROTEX main objective is focused on obtaining new eco-sustainable coatings based on cellulose micro / nanofibers with antimicrobial, antiviral and/or hydrophobic functionalities for their application in textiles, mainly in sanitary and protective textiles. All this, under the premise of a digitized process that allows online control of the quality of each stage developed to obtain the new biobased coatings, as well as studying the implementation of the process at an industrial level.
During the project led by ENSO, we CETIM will contribute with our knowledge in advanced lignocellulosic materials, Digital Twins, soft-sensors and artificial vision to achieve different technological milestones: develop sensors that allow us to carry out, online, a quality control of micro / nanofibers cellulose; develop a sensor based on artificial vision that determines the quality of the application on the fabrics of the coatings developed by ENSO; design a Digital Twin that allows monitoring and replicating the operation of the process in a virtual environment, and that will help validate the scaling and industrial viability of PROTEX.
This project is subsidized by the Galician Innovation Agency within the framework of the CONECTA COVID Program, 2021 call. It has been supported by the Second Vice Presidency and the Ministry of Economy, Business and Innovation (Xunta de Galicia) and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the ERDF Galicia 2014-2020 Operational Program as part of the response of the Union to the COVID-19 pandemic.