Validity: 01.01.2023 – 31.12.2025
Funding priority: sustainability and recyclability
Project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection (BMWK) as part of the “Innovative Protective Equipment” funding program
Joint project between the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) / University of Dresden, Jungmichel Textil GmbH and Dienes Apparatebau GmbH
The joint project aims to develop reusable textiles that can be treated with a new sterilization process that does not destroy the textile, causes complete sterilization and is harmless to the user or wearer with regard to the reagents used. The textiles to be developed should be able to be sterilized using low-energy visible or infrared light. The light is intended to activate a functional additive in the textile, with reactive oxygen forming on the surface of the textile and thereby killing microorganisms on the textile. In order to achieve the project goals, a melt spinning technology will be developed to produce the functionalized filament yarns. The reusable textiles are made up from the fabric generated from this. Finally, a sterilization concept is developed that can be integrated into existing processes in laundries.