Top-Level  Research of Smart-Textiles

With leading edge research in the field of smart textiles the V-trion textile research GmbH has achieve an international reputation and promote the branch. The applications of smart textiles are extensive. They, for example, lie in the medical or health sector, where smart textiles can monitor tissue repair processes or transfer heart rates in a way that is more comfortable for the patient than traditional procedures. The research results enable access to new applications for high-tech materials, that strenghtens the Austrian textile industry within international competition and therefore also secures textile jobs in Austria.


Many research projects of the Institute, that is managed by Dr. Gaffar Hossain, lead to commercial products as well as processes and support the local economy. Within the scope of cooperation projects with companies the Institute also opens up substantial funds

FFG 883900 powered smart-textiles sensors systems



FFG 882502 2 comet poject smart-textiles sensors



FFG 865927 plasma printing of nano inks systems



FFG 875643 energy-harvesting systems



FFG 883840 support with smart-textiles sensors



FFG 880981 analyses with smart-textiles sensors



FFG 855876 concrete with carbon composite materials 



FFG 872574 data analytics with smart-textiles



FFG 879843

Integration of funktional nano-composites


video smart-textiles lab

“The whole sensor field is going to explode. It’s a little all over the place right now. With the arc of time, it will become clearer”

Apple CEO, Tim Cook



An important goal for electric vehicles is overcoming the disparity between their costs of development, production, and operation, with respect to those of equivalent internal combustion engine vehicles. Textile technologies offer a wide range of solutions.


Wearable computers, also known as body-borne computers or wearables are miniature electronic devices that are worn under, with or on top of clothing. In many applications, the user's body is actively engaged as the device's interface.


Over the Internet of Things, cyber-physical systems communicate and cooperate with each other and with humans in real time, and via the Internet of Services, both internal and cross-organizational services are offered and used by participants of the value chain




The composites market is expected to reach a market size of 80 billion 2025

Carbon  composites are being preferred over alloys in vehicles to reduce overall weight and improve performance. Chemical corrosion resistance is another major advantage of these composites augmenting the demand for composites in the automotive industry. These composites also increase the versatility and durability of the vehicle without increasing its weight



Global smart textiles in apparel market worth EURO 100 billion by 2025

The key growth areas will be initially sports and wellbeing followed by medical applications for patient monitoring and fashion. Technical textiles, fashion and entertainment will also be significant applications with the total market expected to rise to over Euro 100 billion by 2025 with triple digit compound annual growth rates across many applications


Smart-textiles use nanotechnology worth over EURO 130 billion by 2025

Advances in fields such as nanotechnology, organic electronics and conducting polymers are creating a range of textile–based technologies with the ability to sense and react to the world around them. This is creating a 4th industrial revolution for the textiles industry worth over Euro 130 billion by 2025



Tailored Fiber Placement Technology

Based on embroidery machinery used in the garment textile industry, the machines have been adapted to deposit and stitch fiber roving material onto a base material. Roving material, mostly common carbon fibers, from about 3.000 up to 50.000 filaments can be applied. The preform is produced continuously by the placement of a single roving.


Shuttle Embroidery Technology

We are specialised in developing and producing smart-textiles with the help of  embroidery machines. During this process conductible threads, wires or heating conductors are placed on onto the support material employing computer operated machines. They are then fixed in place with diverse sewing and embroidering techniques which provides for a durable and highly flexible incorporation.

Low-Pressure Plasma-Technology

The presence of a significant number of charge carriers makes plasma electrically conductive so that it responds strongly to electromagnetic fields. Like gas, plasma does not have a definite shape or a definite volume unless enclosed in a container. Unlike gas, under the influence of a magnetic field, it may form structures such as filaments, beams and double layers.

Smart-Textiles and Nanotechnology


The market for wearables using smart textiles is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 132% between 2016 and 2025 representing a Euro 130 billion market. Largely driven by the use of nanotechnologies, this sector has the potential to be one of the largest end users of nano and two dimensional materials such e-textiles, with wearable devices accounting for over half the demand by 2025                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cientifica Ltd. Published Sept. 2016

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