Proyecto pr

PROTEX main objective is focused on obtaining new eco-sustainable coatings based on cellulose micro/nanofibers with antimicrobial, antiviral and/or hydrophobic functionalities for their application in textiles, mainly in sanitary and protective textiles. All this, under the premise of a digitalized process that allows online control of the quality of each stage developed to obtain the new bio-based coatings, as well as to study the implementation of the process at industrial level.


Documentation: IN852D 2021/1


Total budget: 400.688,06 €

Funding: This project is funded by the Agencia Gallega de Innovación under the 2021 call of the CONECTA COVID grant program. The grants awarded under this program have been funded by the Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) under the FEDER Galicia 2014-2020 operational program as part of the Union’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The project is supported by the Vicepresidencia Primera y Consellería de Economía, Industria e Innovación.

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2021 annuity progress:
During this year, CETIM has conducted a bibliographic search for the design of a system to obtain in-situ measurements of the parameters that are indicative of the quality of nanofibers. Afterwards, photonic equipment was selected for the construction of a test bench to carry out the first experiments with the selected parameters (viscosity and transmittance). Finally, the 3D modeling of the Digital Twin of the complete process was carried out, starting the work of parameterization of the same.


2022 annuity progress:
In the second milestone, after having validated the photonic technologies in experimental laboratory set-up, CETIM has developed an integrated measurement system with light source, detector, optical fiber and external coating with high temperature 3D printing, creating a probe suitable for use in the continuous process. On the other hand, a customized software for remote control of energy consumption has been developed. As far as the Digital Twin is concerned, the parameterization started in 2021 has been completed and the export of data to a cloud platform has been designed to ensure access by users.