collaborations


Project Name
SNOW Smart Non Woven

Type of funding
Governmental

Description
SNOW is a conventional industry consortium founded with the support of the Israel Innovation Authority (formerly the Chief Scientist in the Ministry of Economy), and is part of MAGNET – Generic Industrial Research Program. The consortium began its multi-year activity in June 2017, with a mandate to develop generic technologies for the production of smart non-woven fabrics, which are sensitive to changes in environmental conditions. For example: liquefying fabrics, absorbing/releasing heat, pH neutralizing, containing and releasing active skin care components, possessing a uniquely soft texture or high absorbency, and so on. Products derived from these technologies are expected to target hygienic, cosmetic, medical, and technical markets.

Team
Dr. ​Elizabeth Amir, Dr. Nir Debotton, Dr. June Kopelowitz, Karin Gonen, Eleonora Buarkin

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Fiber Reinforced Concrete, Future Soldier

Type of funding
Governmental

Description
The Israel Ministry of Defense Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D) is currently funding two project at CIRTex:

(1) Fiber Reinforced Concrete – development of a composite material for infrastructure damage repair
(2) Future Soldier – electronic sensor fabrics for the future soldier, in collaboration with Tortech Nanofibers

Scientific supervision
Prof. Alva Peled, Dr. Tamir Kamai, Hydrology & Environmental Soil Physics, ARO

Team
Ayelet Karmon, Dr. Eyal Sheffer, Ori Topaz, Hadass Himmelschein, Sarah Kostick, Zohar Messeca-Fara, Ofir Zmujak, Amit El-Ad

 

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Future Soldier

Type of funding
Governmental

Description
This collaborative project is funded under the Directorate of Defense Research and Development (DDR&D), Israel Ministry of Defense. The project involves the development of electronic sensors and heating elements based on fibers produced by Tortech Nanofibers for the future soldier. The fiber-based sensors are made from Ultra Long Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT).

Team
Ayelet Karmon, Dr. Eyal Sheffer, Ori Topaz, Hadass Himmelschein, Zohar Messeca-Fara, Amit El-Ad

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Material Flow Survey, pre-consumer textile waste in Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality  

Type of funding
Municipal

Description
The Environmental Authority of Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality initiated a Material Flow Survey in order to better understand the scope and characteristics of textile waste coming from Tel Aviv-Yafo industrial activity, and to contribute towards a relevant Circular Economy Policy/Initiative.

Team
Emma Margarita Erenst, Ayelet Karmom,  Tal Segre, Yarden Levy, Tal Fisher, Tamar Eisenberg, Nimrod Jack Eliezer. From Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality: Mr. Eitan Ben-Ami – Head of the Environmental Authority, Naama Karmon – Circular Economy consultant. 


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KNITIT: A Computational Tool for Design, Simulation, and Fabrication of Multiple Structured Knits

Type of funding
commercial collaboration, private

Description
The research focused on developing a computational parametric tool for digitally designing and industrially producing knitted fabrics, creating a direct link between design and manufacturing. The tool includes an integrated physical simulation component for estimating the fabric deformation. It allows users to visualize and control compensations in the fabric knitting structure, to better match between the initial graphic intent of the design and the actual physical knitted fabric outcome.

Team
Ayelet Karmon, Tom Shaked, Dr. Eyal Sheffer, Shoval Nir, Gabi Kertes. From Nike: Digital Innovation Team: Yoav Sterman

 

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Color Customization for interior textile products

Type of funding
Startup company, private

Description
Twine develops a technology called Digital Selective Treatment (DST™) which enables on-demand thread dyeing, reaching the highest industry standards with an eco-friendly process. Twine’s digitally dyed threads are dyed along the length of the thread in any color, allowing accurate color definition and gradual transformation between colors. The collaboration with CIRTex is focused around a user-centered application for interior design. The application automatically generates a range of color propositions for fabric patterns, in relation to an existing and specific spatial context. The work included the design of a small collection of physical samples which were dyed at Twine, and weaved in Shenkar.

Team
Emma Erenst, Dana Palmon, Ayelet Karmon, Julia Barashkova

Type of funding
EU commission H2020 RISE

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Startup company, private

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Commercial collaboration, private

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commercial collaboration, private

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Commercial collaboration, private

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Commercial collaboration, private

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