FIBFAB

Start Date and End Date

01 March 2016
31 December 2018

Turkish Partner(s)

YÜNSA YÜNLÜ SANAYİ VE TİCARET A.Ş.

Coordinator

AIMPLAS (Spain)

Budget

1.7 Million €

Programme

H2020 FTI Pilot

Project Web Page

Scientific Outputs

FIBFAB project aims to industrialize and launch successfully the production of biodegradable and sustainable polylactic acid

(PLA) based fabrics (wool/PLA and cotton/PLA) for the applications in casual (men and womenswear), protective and

workwear clothing, and to overcome current limitations of PLA fibres as real alternative to current fabrics (wool and cotton

with polyester fibres).

Main FIBFAB project innovations are:

- To obtain a final clothing product 100% bio-based and biodegradable that meets the mechanical and performance

requirements of the textile sector

- To improve the current poor thermal resistance of PLA fibres to meet the requirements in several clothing applications by

adding additives to enhance the final PLA crystallinity.

- To improve the extrusion process for PLA fibres and especially the mechanical spinning process

-To introduce in the textile market yarns and fabrics produced from PLA fibres combined with cotton or wool.

Tackling ‘grand’ or societal challenges

Industrial Innovation (including innovation in services as well as products and processes)

Research-influenced changes in policy, agenda-setting

The provision of Improved Public Goods

The improved exercise of professional skill

Human capital development