Politecnico di Torino is one of the most important Technical University of Italy.
The DISAT (Department of Applied Sciences and Technology) is the widest of Politecnico and offers many connections with many important research centers all over the world in the field of novel materials and production processes.
The Poli-LATT (Laboratory of Advanced Textile Technology) of DISAT is a research group that, starting from the basics of chemical-textile engineering, is specialized in the production of pilot units and small scale processes which were designed, developed and tested through proofs of principles and scaled up to industrial prototypes.
Some examples of this activities of the PoliLATT group in research projects are :
-the supercritical dyeing of polyester (in cooperation with OBEM) to produce a prototype for dyeing yarn spoons without water;
-wastewater recycling, where thirty industrial Partners of the Biella district participate to the very extensive in-field experimentation to establish feasibility, perspectives, cost and water quality specifications for all wet textile treatment steps;
-INTEXUSA (Innovation in TEXtile UltraSound Application) a research project with the aim of developing and optimizing the application of ultrasound treatment in dyeing and washing processes in the textile industry;
-Italia -India project in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology with the aim to develop light- weight and flexible body armour materials for improved impact resistance using silica nano-particle based on shear thickening fluid;
-the HITEX project financed by the Piemonte Regional Government. Politecnico di Torino established a consortium together with other research centers and more than 30 industries to merge several expertise and develop a number of applied research projects on different topics: from plasma treatments to comfort assessment, from dyeing diagnostics to UV curing.
Contact person at POLITECNICO DI TORINO:
Eng. Prof. Silvio Sicardi