IPF 2019/I winners: I-TEX, a water-repellent treatment with low environmental impact (University of Bergamo).
I-TEX is an innovative treatment for textile materials for technical use realized through the application of organic-inorganic ceramic coating with water-repellent, fluorine-free and formaldehyde-free properties. The creator is Giuseppe Rosace, Associate Professor of Chemistry at the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the University of Bergamo who, together with his research team, is among the winners of the IPF 2019 call.
The story of this product starts from an increasing attention to the environmental impact of industrial production, especially in the textile sector. It then passes through the birth of the spin-off ArgoChem of the University of Bergamo and continues with the allocation of IPF funds by the U4I Foundation: the project presented was also valid due to its possible application in other sectors not exclusively textile (paper, plastic, wood) and the high level of quality guaranteed.