The results achieved in the Hydrofichi project are aimed at making textile processes more sustainable by increasingly integrating the polysaccharide chitosan as an alternative material. The main focus is on the partial replacement of perfluorinated coatings for the hydrophobization of textiles. The results thus also have strong economic relevance. Nevertheless, the consortium has decided to make various results of the research available to a broader public. To illustrate the potential of the polysaccharide, presentations and publications highlighted resources, modifications and, above all, applications for the hydrophobic coating of textiles.
Hahn T, Zibek S (2020) Insect waste makes textile processing more sustainable. Bioeconomy Congress. Universität Hohenheim; BIOPRO Baden-Württemberg GmbH; Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg | more info
Hahn T (2020) Chitosan Application in Textile Processing. 13th edition of EuropaBio’s annual EFIB conference. EuropaBio, BioCom | more info
Hahn, T., Tafi, E., Paul, A., Salvia, R., Falabella, P., Zibek, S. (2020) Current state of chitin purification and chitosan production from insects. Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology, vol 95. doi:10.1002/jctb.6533
Hahn, T., Bossog, L., Hager, T., Wunderlich, W., Breier, R., Stegmeier, T., Zibek, S. (2019) Chitosan application in textile processing and fabric coating in: van den Broek, B., Boeriu, C. (Eds.), Chitin and Chitosan: Properties and Applications, Wiley VCH 2019 doi.org/10.1002/9781119450467.ch16