Science in the Faculty of Material Technologies and Textile Design

The latest major research projects

BIOGRATEX was a leading research project as a result of which biodegradable fibrous materials for applications in medicine, agriculture, hygiene supplies industry, and filtration were developed. 16 prototypes of textile products, e.g. filtration half-masks, industrial dust collection filters, agricultural ropes and agrotextiles, wound dressing products, products used in the production of implants, and hygiene and sanitary products were developed. 

The Faculty's scientists have addressed the need for public health and human life protection by developing smart fabrics. This was the focus of the research project called 'Modelling selected protective and biophysical properties of protective clothing made of aluminized basalt fabrics with a thermal manikin and a 3D scanner'. A team of researchers developed a prototype of smart protective clothing with a system of textronic sensors for early detection of thermal shock risk that e.g. foundry workers might be exposed to. The fabrics that were used in the project allowed the scientists to achieve better protection against radiation heat. 

The Faculty's academic staff are on interdisciplinary research teams organized by leading scientific institutions in Poland. Results of their scientific work are put to use in medicine, one example of which has been the development of novel external compression products to facilitate healing. The developed knitted fabrics will have broader applications in compression therapy, e.g. post-operative scar treatment and/or lymphedema treatment.

Scientific cooperation

  1. with research partners:
  • national:
  • Central Institute for Labour Protection – National Research,
  • Mecfical University of Łódź,
  • Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants in Poznań,
  • MORATEX Institute of Security Technologies,
  • Center of Molecular and Macromolecular Studies Polish Academy of Sciences,
  • Textile Research Institute,
  • Center of Oncology - Maria Skłodowska-Curie Memorial Institute - Branch in Gliwice,
  • Włodzimierz Trzebiatowski Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research Polish Academy of Sciences,
  •  Copernicus Memorial Hospital in Lodz Comprehensive Cancer Center and Traumatology,
  • Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres in Łódź,
  • Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital - Research Institute,
  • Division of Microsystems and Photonics Wroclaw University of Technology,
  • Academy of Fine Art in Łódź,
  • Warsaw University of Technology,
  • University of Lodz,
  • Medical University of Gdańsk,
  • University of Bielsko-Biała


  • international:
  • UUniversity of Athens, Greece;
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics Group School of Physics and Medical School, Greece;
  • KU Leuven, Belgium;
  • Ghent University, Belgium;
  • Technical University of Liberec, Czech Republic;
  • RWTH Aachen University, Gemany;
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Germany;


  1. with business partners:
  • Filter Servis,
  • Wigolen,
  • Tricomed,
  • Arlen,
  • Maskpol,
  • Ortholigamens,
  • Miranda,
  • Bowi-Styl,


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Date of record:2018-06-27
Date of actualization:2018-06-27

Submitted by:
Agnieszka Garcarek-Sikorska