Research Institute of Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics - University of Innsbruck, Austria

Description of Research Institute of Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics, UIBK:
The Research Institute focuses on fundamental and applied research in textile chemistry and textile physics. Their primary expertise is on processing, chemical modifications, and investigations of structure-property relationships in textile substrates for both clothing and technical applications. The activities also focus on product development and process scale up.
 
Description of the polysaccharide research activities:
     Physical and chemical properties of man-made and natural cellulosic fibers
     Processing of cellulose fibres (dyeing, finishing, chemical modifications, enzymatic treatments)     
     Structure-property relationships in both clothing and technical applications
 
Main pieces of equipments:
Textile processing: Equipment for laboratory and pilot-scale batch and continuous processes
Analytical tools: FTIR, ISEC, photometers including diffuse reflectance, colour measurement, streaming-potential measurement, nitrogen analyser, GC, HPLC, cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy
Testing: Standard equipment for physical and chemical testing, climate chambers
 
Contact:
Name: Thomas Bechtold
Email: Thomas.Bechtold@uibk.ac.at
Phone: +43 557 228 533
Fax: +43 557 228 629
 
Address:
Hoechsterstrasse 73
A-6850 Dornbirn
Austria

Website: http://www.uibk.ac.at/textilchemie/