At Techtextil and texprocess, Frankfurt, the Techtextil Innovation Awards 2019 were presented on the first day of the trade fairs, 14th May to Seven winners for presenting new textile solutions for e-mobility, occupational safety and greater sustainability during the opening ceremony.
This year, Techtextil honoured two award winners in the ‘Sustainability’ category for the first time. In this category, a Techtextil Innovation Award went to a working group comprising Comfil (Denmark), Chemosvit Fibrochem (Slovakia), the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT (Germany), the Technical University of Denmark and Centexbel (Belgium) for BIO4SELF. The second award in the sustainability category went to PICASSO, a joint venture of Portuguese project partners, Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials (CeNTI), the Tintex sustainable textiles company, spice and herb producer Ervital, biotech company Bioinvitro Biotecnologia and the CITEVE textile technology centre.
For the ‘New Technology’ category, the jury was particularly impressed by two projects. Robert Bosch GmbH and H. Stoll AG were presented with the Techtextil Innovation Award for a knitted sensor glove. The second award in this category went to Germany’s Northwest Textile Research Centre for its ‘Textile Mining’ project, a functional textile.
In the ‘New Application’ category, the awards went to the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf (DITF) and Beira Interior University (DCTT) in Portugal. The second award in this category went to the E-Caption 2.0 smart and safe coat developed by the Beira Interior University in Portugal.
In the ‘New Material’ category, the Techtextil Innovation Award 2019 went to Portugal’s Sedacor cork processing company for CORK-A-TEX, a new yarn made of cork.