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Department TW11: Textiles
Fields:

- Fibres and fibre based materials
- Yarn based materials and processing
- Physical Chemistry and Chemistry of textile (based) materials.
Actual research domains concerning materials technology:

- Dyeability of polyester microfibres
- Plasma treatment of textiles
- Production of fibre reinforced composites by means of pultrusion
- Use of thermoplastic manmade fibres and materials in sportswear
- Modellation and optimisation of production processes
- Simulation of textile structures
- Non-wovens
- Agro- and geotextiles
- Intelligent textile materials
- Recycling of textile materials.
Specific test equipment and/or available techniques:

- Plasma equipment
- Pultrusion equipment
- Direct Scanning Calorimeter : DSC
- Spectrophotometer NIR-Visual-UV
- Raman infrared spectrophotometer
- Labomat and other dyeing equipment
- Electrical resistance meter
- Heat transfer meter
- Dynamometers with capacities between 210 cN and 10 kN
- Equipment for measuring mechanical and physical properties of textiles and textile related materials
- Equipment for testing colour fastness and accelerated ageing
- Software for the modellation of production processes
Personnel:

- ZAP : 2
- Dr. scientists : 2
- OAP : 14
- Ind. Ing. : 6
- Other ATP : 12
- PhD students : 2
Contact Persons:

Prof.Dr. Paul Kiekens
Technologiepark 907
B-9052 ZWIJNAARDE
+32 (0)9 264 57 35
+32 (0)9 264 58 46
e-mail: Paul.Kiekens@UGent.be
url: http://textiles.ugent.be