Lodz University of Technology received EUR 1.5 million from European funds for the implementation of the project Sustainable Industrial Design of Textile Structures for Composites. Funding was granted in the Twinning competition under the European Commission’s Horizon Europe program.
Scientists from the Lodz University of Technology, together with project partners, will develop expert knowledge in industrial design, processing of textile structures and composite reinforcements, necessary for creating a Center of Excellence in the optimization of innovative, technical textile products.
In Sweden, during long-term visits, scientists will develop the project in accordance with the EkoDesign principle, selecting appropriate biodegradable raw materials. The designed textile structures will be developed in Aachen, Germany, and in Spain, impregnated with biodegradable resins. At the Lodz University of Technology, the manufactured elements will be tested for mechanical and functional properties, explains Dr. Eng. Marcin Barburski, the project coordinator.