UROP Project

Bio-waste a raw material for textile industry: opportunity, research, development and challenges

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

E-Mail

Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
1146
Category:
UROP International
Field:
Textile and Clothing Technology
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen
Language Skills:
Fluency in English of German
Computer Skills:
Familier with MS Office

MoveOn

The replacement of petroleum oil based polymers by bio-based polymers is an innovative and a long term necessary goal. Biobased materials offer a viable solution for textile industry. However, higher cost and concurence with food and feed are challenges in commerzialisation and consumer acceptance. This project aims at use of cheap and low value plant-based raw material, which can offer compatitive price with available commercial polymers. Plant-based low value oils will be converted to polymer using a bacterial fermentation process. After extraction and cleaning of polymer, clean polymer will be tested in melt spinning process for its melt spinnability. Overall aim of this project to develop cost-effective polymer from cheap bio-based raw material and to establish a process for textile industry.

Task

1. Analysis of filament spinnability of developed polymer and its blends 2. Polymer characterisation 3. Filament spinning 4. Establishment of structure-property relationship

Requirements

Eagerness for learning Self-motivated Knowledge of textile technology