Fostex aims to equip the 4 innovation centres with advanced textile testing equipment, enabling to apply standard protocols and methods thus increasing testing capabilities.
The additional and complementary equipment provided to the centres will answer specific needs and create synergies among the centres, maximising the installed capacities. A detailed list of the equipment will be defined during the project implementation. Main aim of these innovation centres is to support companies of the textile sector through providing advanced and specialised services.
Staff of the participating Moroccan and Jordanian universities will be trained in an international environment, accessing the European textile centres involved in the project. In addition, the European partners, as well as the Amman Chamber of Industry (ACI) in Jordan and the Association Marocaine des Industries du Textile et de l’Habillement (AMITH) in Morocco, are deeply involved in the setting up of the centres and in testing their operation.
Besides serving companies of the textile sector, the innovation centres will support entrepreneurs who are developing new solutions using advanced textiles, students involved in start-ups, and other relevant stakeholders in the two countries. The business models of the centres will ensure the sustainability of the centres in the two countries beyond the project duration.
Fostex project aims to upgrade a textile centre already existing at the Ecole supérieure des industries du textile et de l’habillement (esith) and to create a new one at the Université Hassan II de Casablanca (uh2c), both located in Casablanca.
Totally new and upgraded services will be developed such us: quality testing, certification of products, training, informative seminars on fashion trends, new ways of organisation of production, etc.
The two centres will be equipped with complementary equipment, such as:
- Acoustic Material Tester (ESITH)
- Universal Tensile Strength Tester (ESITH)
- Thermal Conductivity Tester (ESITH)
- Hydraulic Lamination Hot Press (ESITH)
- Double Plunger Melt Spinning Machine (ESITH)
- Nano Fiber Electrospinning Unit (UH2C)
- Gel permeation Chromatograph (UH2C)
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2 totally new centres will be build up at the jordan University of Science (just) and technology located in irbid and at Al-Balqa applied University (bau) located in Salt.
The centres will give the opportunity to provide new services to the textile companies such as: advanced quality testing, certification, specific training courses, workshops and seminars, funding opportunities, organisation of trade missions, support of participation in exhibitions, promotion of entrepreneurship and integration of refugees into the textile sector.
Totally new services will be developed such us: quality testing, certification of products, training, informative seminars on fashion trends, new ways of organisation of production, etc.
The two centres will be equipped with complementary equipment, such as
- Fiber Fineness Tester : fibre composition (JUST and/ BAU)
- Textile Tensile Testing Machine (JUST and/ BAU)
- Washing Fastness Tester ‘(Launderometer’) (JUST and/ BAU)
- Datacolor: Colour Management (JUST and/ BAU)
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