Promising results for AEROTEX: Textile innovation with high thermal performance; a project initiated by Techtera

13 . 12 . 2023

The AEROTEX project, led by the FIBROLINE, company, initiated and certified by Techtera, and supported by the Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, , is about to be finalised after two years of development as part of the regional R&D Booster call for projects.

In partnership with six major groups; MILLET MOUNTAIN Group, MARCK&BALSAN, the CETHIL (CNRS), PEG, ENERSENS and FIBROLINE, , the project aims to develop textiles with high thermal performance; mainly for PPE (personal protective equipment), outdoor sports and the construction industry. It is based on the use of silica aerogel and the dry impregnation technology patented by FIBROLINE.

The products developed aim to bring significant progress in the field of insulation. They are for markets that require both cutting-edge technology and materials highly adapted to each work procedure. They provide increased conformability, lightness and comfort. Furthermore, these products are easy to use.

During the project, several obstacles were removed by adapting technologies and raw materials. Heat transfer phenomena in multi-materials were analysed and modelled. Several prototypes have been created from the innovative thermal insulation wadding developed: a sleeping bag for sport, jacket and trousers for PPE; also, an acoustic and thermal insulation panel for the building industry.

The AEROTEX project also made it possible to develop super thermal insulators for electric vehicle batteries. This very promising area will allow rapid initial exploitation of the project results.

“From the technical point of view, this project was challenging; but it also made possible a big advance in our aim to extend the use of FIBROLINE technologies and silica aerogels in the field of technical textiles”, explains Sofien BOUZOUITA, Innovation Manager of FIBROLINE.

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