Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Elmarco begins construction of a unique research centre
Elmarco begins construction of a unique research centre
05
Aug '08
The Liberec company Elmarco, a leading producer of nanofibre materials as well as machines for their production, has begun construction of a new research and development centre.

The centre, currently in the early stages of construction in the Liberec North industrial zone, will cover an area of 1750 m2 and is being built to further progress the development of nanofibre materials, and in cooperation with global market leaders and top international universities, to widen the possible applications of nanofibre technology.

This is the start of a unique base for research and development in the Czech Republic. “The entire new research and development facility is co-financed from European Union funds through the OPPI (the Operational Programme for Industry and Innovation), in particular the “Potential” programme.

The total budget for the investment exceeds 190 million Czech crowns, of which 75 million will come from EU funds.” explained Ladislav Mares, Elmarco executive, representing the company's owners.

The Liberec company, currently world leader in technology for the creation of machines for the large scale production of nanofibres (super-fine fibres, approximately 1000 times finer than human hair), announced that as well as the research centre, a factory is also to follow.

“We are creating a unique centre for research, development and production of nanofibre materials and simultaneously for the development and completion of machines capable of producing nanofibres on an industrial scale.” Mr Mares went on to say. “The new plant construction project should likewise be co-financed from EU funds.

The planned investment into development and the production hall should ensure that the company's production capacity will increase markedly and thus push up revenues from the nanotechnology sector such that they approach the one milliard Czech crown mark.

By 2010, the number of employees should also have risen by 140, giving the company a total workforce of 310. However Mr Mares added that the main goal remained the retention of the company's tempo and its lead internationally in the field of research and development.

This unique research centre should be finished in approximately one year. The construction of the production hall will follow – modules designed for the production of individually developed technologies and nano materials, and for the testing of pilot plant and prototype production lines.

Research and innovation will be carried out together with all the leading universities with whom Elmarco has established cooperation.

Elmarco has successfully cooperated with leading Czech academic and scientific institutions (The Technical University of Liberec, AV CR, VŠCHT, Charles University, Prague) on the development of nano technology, and this year has also entered into an extensive programme of partner cooperation and joint research abroad.

Currently it is involved with research projects with the North Carolina State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA and the Stellenbosch University in the Republic of South Africa.


Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2017

UK fashion exports £10.7 bn in 2016; highest till now

Exports of British fashion goods rose to £10.7 billion in 2016, the...

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2017

BFC announces partnership with Chinese firm JD.com

The British Fashion Council (BFC) has forged a new partnership...

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2017

Indonesia’s textile exports may reach $15 billion by 2019

Indonesia’s textile-related exports are projected to reach $15...

Interviews View All

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

September 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
74.5%
No
12.8%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.7%
No
25.5%
Skip
12.8%

Total Votes: 47

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.2%
No
6.4%
Skip
6.4%

Total Votes: 47

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
70.2%
No
10.6%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 47


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search