Research

Technical Textiles

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH AND MARKET DRIVEN INNOVATION

With more than 30 years of R & D and Innovation (RDI) experience, we at CTT Group are focused on innovation with an eye on the market. That is why our R & D is applied and market-driven. Our team includes expert senior scientists, engineers and technicians who understand clients' needs and who make their priorities our priorities. In fact, clients become our partners and we work with them to find the solutions they need.

Clients can depend on and profit from our:

  • Strong team of 62 senior scientists, researchers, engineers and technicians
  • State-of-the art laboratory facilities
  • Cutting-edge laboratory equipment, including prototyping equipment
  • Participation in publicly funded research projects

OUR SERVICES

We accompany our clients in every step of the research process. Upon request, we work with their R & D and Innovation teams, their marketing specialists as well as their suppliers and customers. To better position their product, we have the expertise and the technology to provide the following research activities:

  • Analyze and document products' performance
  • Conduct comparative studies
  • Survey literature & review the latest technological developments
  • Review & analyze patents
  • Draft scientific publications
  • Develop testing procedures and equipment

OUR KEY AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Our research teams are constantly adopting new technologies and enriching their knowledge of new and emerging technologies in order to help our clients implement innovations into their processes and products. Our teams work everyday with a variety of materials-applying their skills and expertise as described below.

MATERIALS

  • Textiles, Fabrics & Structures (Nonwovens, Wovens, Knits, Spacer fabrics, Waterproof & Breathable membranes)
  • Geosynthetics (Geotextiles, Geomembranes, Geogrids, Geonets, Geocomposite Clay Liners)
  • Intelligent Textiles: Embedded sensors & electronics
  • 3D textiles & Composite textile materials (3D Wovens, 3D Knits, Multilayer & Composite Nonwovens)
  • Advanced Materials Technologies (Phase change materials, Memory shape material, Aerogel, Nanoparticles, etc.)
  • Natural Fibers (Flax, Hemp, Milkweed)
  • Technical Fibers & Yarns (Conductive yarns, Fire Retardant, High Performance, Carbon, etc.)
  • Polymer formulation

OUR EXPERTS

Expertise  
Technical Textiles
  • Valerio Izquierdo
  • Olivier Vermeersch
  • Jacek Mlynarek
Advanced Materials based on Textiles
  • Valerio Izquierdo
  • Olivier Vermeersch
  • Eric Blond
  • Patricia Dolez
  • Jacek Mylnarek
Geosynthetics
  • Eric Blond
  • Jacek Mylnarek
Intelligent Textiles
  • Olivier Vermeersch
3D Textiles & 3D Preforms for Composites
  • Olivier Vermeersch
  • Jonathan Lévesque
Comfort
  • Yann Sadier
  • Valério Izquierdo
Flammability
  • Valério Izquierdo
Nanotechnology
  • Patricia Dolez
Protection & Security
  • Yann Sadier
  • Valério Izquierdo
Soil/geosynthetic materials interactions
  • Eric Blond
Surface Treatment & Functionalization
  • Dominic Tessier
Toxicity, Health and Safety
  • Olga Ivanysenko
  • Valério Izquierdo
  • Dominic Tessier
Prototyping
  • Olivier Vermeersch
  • Yann Sadier
  • Valerio Izquierdo
Ageing & Durability of Materials
  • David Beaumier
  • Valério Izquierdo
  • Eric Blond
Polymer Formulation
  • David Beaumier
  • Patricia Dolez