Supporting Standardisation for Smart Textiles (SUSTA-SMART)
A variety of smart textile products with a high market potential have been developed with European funding (FP6 an FP7), such as the NMP projects: SAFE @ SEA (advanced personal protective clothing), POLYTECT (smart textile materials for infrastructure reinforcing and monitoring) and DEPHOTEX (flexible photovoltaic textiles).
Because standardisation is crucial to exploit and commercialize smart PPE, construction materials and consumer goods - for all of these products have to comply with legal regulations - SUSTA-SMART will map, synthesise and prioritise the standardisation needs. In addition, the project partners will work out a standardisation roadmap and present the input documents to the relevant European and international standardisation committees.
SUSTA-SMART is co-funded by the European Commission (7th Framework Programme, Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials & new Production technologies Theme).