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LEADERA HE2-SOCKS Project

New Heating-Healing Socks (He2SOCKS)


LEADERA HE2-SOCKS Project

PARTNERS

BUDGET

1.200.000 €

PROGRAMME

ERANET LEAD-ERA

PROJECT START/END

January 2011 / December 2013

DESCRIPTION

The Project has been developed in a framework of the international cooperation program ERANET LEAD-ERA, with the participation of Navarra and the Belgian Valonia Region. During the development of the Project, AIN and LORPENAK (Navarra), with the support of the  Pharmacy and Pharmacology of the Universidad de Navarra, collaborated with the Belgian Textile Research Center CENTEXBEL and another two Belgian companies (VARODEM and BELGIAN FIBERS) in the development of new nano compound fibers that can be used to design and manufacture a new socks generation.

These new socks, that will be manufactured by LORPENAK, provide an active protection against wounds produced by freezing in extreme cold conditions. On the other side, for VARODEM company, this new material represent an alternative for treatment of ulcers produced in the foot of people with diabetic disease for whom it is mandatory to avoid wound.

 

Conductive fibers and bactericide nano particles.

The innovation of the Project over the state of the art is, from the one hand, to get conductive fibers able to heat the sock and, on the other side in the inclusion of nano particles and plasma treatments in textile. This will lead to a substantial reduction of the active material amount needed to keep the same properties than the traditional currently used fibers and could, even, add new ones as the wound treatment. These socks will include bactericide nano particles, able to avoid the infection of the foot wounds.

ACTIVITY DEVELOPED BY AINTECH

  • Compounding of the carbon nano tube – polymer by means of physical and chemical ways.
  • Nano particles preparation in collaboration with the Universidad de Navarra and its scattering in the compound materials.
  • Characterization of the structural, tribo – mechanical and electric materials properties.
  • Master-batches production at pre – industrial scale to be used in the manufacturing of the fibers by other partners.

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