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Ghent Department of Textiles to present research projects in Germany
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May '11
On 24 May 2011, the international trade fair "TECHTEXTIL 2011" in Frankfurt, Germany opens its doors. 50 countries will be represented at the fair, reflecting the full technical textiles, non-wovens and innovative garment textile supply chain.

The Department of Textiles – Ghent University (Vakgroep Textielkunde – Universiteit Gent) will be one of the participating organisations at this major event for technical textiles. Today, we want to take the opportunity to inform you about the department's activities.

RESEARCH
With a strong multidisciplinary character, research at the Department of Textiles focuses on the following topics:

• biotechnological functionalization
• electrospinning of nanofibres
• high performance fibres
• smart textiles
• colouration technology
• artificial turf
• polymer technology
• carpet technology
• weaving technology
• composites

SERVICES TO INDUSTRY
The Department of Textiles offers a variety of services to industry: tests on materials, certification of products, classification of carpets and artificial grass, professional advice, technological research, quality control, laboratory and field tests on artificial turf – ERCAT.

Besides field tests for FIFA-approved artificial turf and rugby (IRB), the department's accreditation also includes field and laboratory tests for hockey (FIH). The Department of Textiles is recognised worldwide as Notified Laboratory for testing of carpets according to EN 14014 and wood flooring according to EN 14342 (directive 89/106/EEC). The Notification Number is NB 1611.

EDUCATION
Two different Master programmes are offered at the department of Textiles. The programme, Master of Materials Engineering taught in Dutch, whereas the lectures for the Master programme E-TEAM ( European Master of Textile Engineering) are given in English.

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