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80th anniversary of Department of Textiles at Ghent University

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Jun '09
For 80 years now, the department of Textiles of the Ghent University performs textile research at the cutting edge and with excellence. A celebration conference is planned on 23 to 26 of September 2009.

The three major activities are:
- 80th Anniversary of the Department of Textiles at Ghent University
- 6th International Conference on Textile and Polymer Biotechnology (INTB)
- Smart Textiles Salon: An exhibition of the latest prototypes in the field of smart textiles

This Smart textiles Salon illustrates that the department of textiles of Ghent University has been a key player in research for Smart textiles,for several years now. Amongst others, the department is coordinator of the Systex project: a coordination action for enhancing the breakthrough of intelligent textile systems (e-textiles and wearable microsystems)

The accelerated introduction of biotechnology in the textile sector is another promising trend, which the department strongly responds to. This can be illustrated by the above mentioned INTB conference to be held in Ghent and the newly started European Project NOBUG, coordinated by the department.

The department also applied for a Nato Advanced Study Institute (ASI) on 'Defense Related Intelligent Textiles and Clothing for Ballistic and NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical)'Protection. If approved, this NATO-ASI will take place from 6 to 16 April 2010 in Split, Croatia.

The department has more reasons to celebrate, as can be shown through the creation of 2 new groups within the department:
Fibroniq: In this Elektrospinning Technology Platform the activities regarding nanotechnology reached cruising speed, with “nanotextiles via electrospinning” as a very concrete example, a large leap forwards was made in scientific and technological innovation, which should contribute to a powerful modernization of industry.

FIBRONIQ is a consortium of laboratories of the Ghent University that merge their expertise in the development of electrospinning technology and nanofibrous structures and in the development of prototype products using nanofibrous structures.

ERCAT: The European Research Centre for Artificial Turf is the only university centre in the world that is accredited by FIFA for field testing of artificial turf football fields. These fields are tested by ERCAT all over the world. Next to that, ERCAT is also involved in fundamental research for improvements of artificial grass and its underlay structures.

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