13/02/2017 – 7th Futex 2017

What applications technical textiles have in hospitals?

How can they improve our sports activities? How will they help at home? Those questions were answered on 18th and 19th January 2017 in Marcq-en-Barœul.


COMBI-PILOTE COLD: Vignette embedded in clothing that are sensitive to thermal variations and UV rays. They change color gradually to inform parents when the temperature of the child's body changes. (Developed/ Photo: MySenses)


SOL JACKET / VITRUVIAN PROJECT - PROTOTYPE S1: Men's jacket that captures light to recharge batteries. This jacket, under development, produces more than 4 Watts by capturing light during the day. It integrates photovoltaic cells and OLED lamps. The systems and connectors are removable. The anti-odor and anti-bacterial lining is made of S.Café fabric. (Developed/ Photo: Design Percept, Vitruvian Power, EDF, IFTH and Tresse Industrie)

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The Futex European Technical Textile Convention is a major crossroads for international discussions and provides the opportunity to update on the latest innovations and current projects, set up partnerships and invest in research.

Futex has been the biennial meeting point for the European textile industry since 2005, with the ever increasing participation of over 250 participants and a dozen nationalities. New in 2017, Futex organised for the first time technological partnership meetings in cooperation with the EEN Enterprise Europe Network and created an unmissable event for startups involved in the connected worlds of health, sport and the home.

Textile network presents a selection of textiles presented at this year FUTEX Covention in Marcq-en-Barœul, France