Techtextil And Avantex Innovation Awards Go To Ten Exemplary New Developments

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany — April 2011 — The choice is made: we now know this year’s Techtextil
and Avantex Innovation Award winners. With a total of over 80 entries, numerous companies and
research institutes applied to be considered for the 2011 Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards.

Ten developments were awarded prizes: seven for the Techtextil Innovations Award and three
for the Avantex Innovation Award. At the same time, three ‘Honourable Mentions’ were awarded.

Techtextil Innovation Award Winners:

  • D`Appolonia S.p.A. (Italy) together with the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI/Germany),
    Blastech Ltd. (Great Britain), Consorzio CETMA (Italy, Air Tex Solution (U.S.A.), Cargo Network
    (Germany), Meridiana Maintenance S.p.A.(Italy), APC Composite (Sweden), and Riso DTU National
    Laboratory for Sustainable Energy (Denmark) for “Fly-Bag: explosion resistant textile luggage
    container for aircraft cargo holds” in the category of “Safety + Protection”.
  • Fibroline France SARL (France) receive an “Honourable Mention” for “a new ‘latex free’ carpet
    for the automotive industry, manufactured with powder coating wastes” in the category of “New
  • The Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering Denkendorf (Germany) together with
    the Plant Biomechanics Group, University of Freiburg (Germany) and the Institute of Building
    Structures and Structural Design, University of Stuttgart (Germany) for “Bionic facades shading
    based on the model of the strelitzia” in the category of “Architecture”.
  • The Institute of Textile Technology and Process Engineering Denkendorf (Germany) together with
    the State Museum of Natural History, (Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde), Stuttgart (Germany), The Institute of Geo-sciences (Institut für Geowissenschaften), University of Tübingen (Germany), Mattes & Ammann
    GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) and Solarenergie Stefanakis (Germany) for “Development of
    three-dimensional textile materials for the recovery of water from fog aerosols” in the category of
    “New Materials”.
  • Lindauer Dornier Gesellschaft GmbH (Germany) for “Open Reed Weave Technology” in the category
    of “New Technologies”
  • Outlast Europe GmbH (Germany) for “PCM – Polyester fibres” in the category of “New
  • PyroTex GmbH (Germany) receives an “Honourable Mention” for “The new safety fiber” in the
    category of “New Materials”

Avantex Innovation Award Winners:

  • Berlin-Weissensee Art Academy, College of Design (KHB/Germany) and the Textile Research
    Institute (Textilforschungsinstitut) Thuringia-Vogtland (TITV /Germany) receives an “Honourable
    Mention” for “Tex-Vest” in the category of “Safety + Protection”
  • The Hohenstein Institute for Textile Innovation (Germany) together with the Center for
    Computing and Communication Technologies (TZI) and the Institute for Micro-Sensors, Actuators and
    Systems (IMSAS) of the University of Bremen (Germany) for “Sensor-based personal protective
    equipment for forestry work with dangerous machines and tools (power saws)” in the category of
    “Personal Protection”
  • Luxilon (Belgium) together with Sofileta (France) for “Luxicool Performing Yarn in Sofileta
    Cooling Fabrics” in the category of “Comfort + Function”.

Both Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards are given for outstanding achievements and
exemplary developments in research,materials and product development, technology and applications.

The Awards will be presented in a formal ceremony on 23 May 2011,the eve of Techtextil,
International Trade Fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens. A detailed press release on the
individual award-winning developments will be available shortly.

All the award-winning entries for the Techtextil and Avantex Innovation Awards will be on
display in Hall 3.1. The Techtextil Innovation Awards are to be found in the special exhibition on
StandJ58; the Avantex Innovation Awards in the special exhibition on Stand B11.

Posted on May 10, 2011

Source: Messe Frankfurt GmbH