Resuinsa completes a R&D&i project for developing innovative linen products
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Resuinsa completes a R&D&i project for developing innovative linen products

Resuinsa has completed the R&D&i project which it started in 2015 (IDI-20150999) for developing innovative linen products for its industry.

The project has obtained a partially refundable aid via the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI). This is the public business entity responsible for the management and development of the technological innovation policy of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Such aid is cofinanced by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) via the Pluri-regional Operational Programme for Smart Growth 2014-2010.

The objective of the project has been the research of materials and the technologies needed to develop innovative linen products for the industry to provide them with new capabilities and a high added value. To do so, two different lines of research have been conducted.

The first line of research has consisted in the development of products for the industry that integrate into its structure functional textile indicators that allow for traceability and standardization of the industrial laundry.

The second line of research has involved the development of linen products for this industry which feature new functionalities of high added value by obtaining and optimizing special textile finishes. In particular, linen products with a high degree of performance and ease of maintenance have been researched and developed, with finishes in which the appearance of wrinkles is reduced as well as easy-care or soil-release finishes.

Furthermore, a protocol and a methodology for the identification and proper disposal of initial sizings have been developed; and lastly, new solutions for coating or lamination with waterproof and breathable properties have been also researched and developed.

The collaboration of AITEX

The project has enjoyed the technical collaboration of the Textile Research Institute (AITEX), as well as of skilled technical personnel from Resuinsa, with an own staff ratio of 57 percent female to 43 percent men, thus complying with the company’s internal code of conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Moreover, all the tests and trials made during the project have followed the criteria for environmental sustainability set out in the STeP certification, recently issued by the Oeko Tex Association.

Research, development and innovation are three key factors for Resuinsa, which promotes the modernization and the introduction of the emerging technologies by launching this type of projects that contribute to industrial progress of the sector.