Procotex - Products of coated textiles (2010 - 2012)


The aim of the PROCOTEX project is

  • building up and strengthening an international research network in smart textiles and
  • developing innovative products
  • valorization of these products.

The consortium consists of 3 partners:

  • Ghent University – Department of Textiles (Belgium),
  • TEI of Piraeus – Department of Textile Engineering (Greece)
  • Rhodes University – Department of Chemistry (South Africa)

Together they have expertise in different surface modification technologies as well as in electrospinning. Knowledge and research skills available within the consortium are complimentary and ensure the contribution of each partner to the joint development of the products.

The available technologies build the basis for the development of 3 prototype products, each handled by 1 team. The teams consist of 4 researchers, 2 from South Africa, 2 from the European countries.

Each team will focus on one prototype:

(1) textile fibre with transistor properties as on-off switch for textile sensors

(2) sensor for nitric oxide (NO) detection

(3) air filter for dedicated filtration of NOx.

Additionally research trainings, courses and workshops are organised.


Financed by: International Research Staff Exchange Scheme - Call: FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IRSES

Duration: 2 years: 2010-2012

Contact and bibliography: Prof. Dr. Ir. Lieva Van Langenhove