A newly developed concept for chemical protective suits is designed to make use more comfortable and safer for the user. New materials and an improved design increase wearer comfort. The integration of sensor technology enables the monitoring of vital functions.
The new fiber composite CELLUN made from renewable biopolymers can replace glass or carbon fibers in the production of industrial molded parts. CELLUN materials are an environmentally friendly, resource-conserving and cost-effective alternative to conventional composites.
Living smart with smart textiles: A wide range of examples were presented at the SMART TEXTILES user forum in St. Gallen on March 15 and 16, 2023. The Empa Materials Research Institute opened its laboratories and pilot plants and offered insights into its research.
The environmentally friendly as well as cost-saving process for the production of carbon fibers from lignin is characterized by a high energy-saving potential. The avoidance of solvents and the use of natural raw materials make the process environmentally friendly.
Using CO2 from industrial waste gases in the production of polyester: In this way, not only are CO2 emissions to the atmosphere avoided, but the greenhouse gas is integrated into the value creation process. The DITF are partners in the "Threading CO2" project.