PROTECT: Karbon Nanotüp Bazlı Koruyucu Tekstiller

PROTECT (Karbon Nanotüp Bazlı Koruyucu Tekstiller), “INCOMERA - NMP Tematik Alanında İnovasyon ve Ticarileşme” projesidir. PROTECT, Avrupa Birliği Yedinci Çerçeve Programından (FP7/2007 – 2013) 618103 numaralı sözleşme altında destek almaktadır

Development of lightweight and flexible protective fabrics (TR)
The concept

Development of lightweight and flexible protective fabrics (TR)

The concept of the “PROTECT” project, with an implementation duration of 2 years, lies on the development of lightweight and flexible protective fabrics designated for personnel with high risk professions.

Nine partners from four different countries (TR)
The partners

Nine partners from four different countries (TR)

PROTECT is a collaborative project built by 9 entities, coming from 4 European countries (Greece, France, Spain and Turkey): 3 research institutions, 2 large companies, 2 SMEs and 2 universities.

9 partners from 4 different countries

List of participants (TR)



The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) was established and began operating at Rio-Patras in 1984 as an independent academic institute. In 1987 ICE-HT was incorporated into the structure of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH). This comprises of a network of six institutes that report directly to the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development and Investment. In addition to fundamental research, the Institute currently conducts applied and technological research in a great variety of fields and provides specialized services to industry.

Nafpaktos Textile Industry S.A.

Nafpaktos Textile Industry S.A. Greece

The company works continuously under various legal forms since 1964, while since 2002 bears the name "NAFPAKTOS TEXTILES INDUSTRY SA". Over the past decade the company has progressed to major structural changes discontinuing loss-making activities and investing in new areas through subsidiaries. It is currently engaged in the cotton ginning and the production of cotton yarns. More than 70% of the total sales are exports. It continues to be financially strong and independent despite the economic crisis that has hit the highest proportion of companies in Greece and beyond.

ZM Makina Tekstil San.TicçLtd.Şti

ZM Makina Tekstil San.TicçLtd.Şti Turkey

ZM Makina was established in 2014. The scope of the company is spinning synthetic yarns. The company has 20 employees at the moment and the production line consists of POY (Partially oriented Yarn), FDY (Fully drawn yarns), DTY (Drawn texture Yarn) spinning, twisting and thermofixation. Production capacity is over 1300 tons per month. ZM Makina serves to especially carpet, fabric, and garment industry. The company has installed 3 POY spinning and 2 FDY spinning lines and 8 winders for POY, micro POY, PBT, supermicro FYD and FDY yarns.



Internet Tekstil established in 2004, is a vertically integrated company from spinning to garment. The company completed its vertical operations in house and as a result of this, decreased the lead time up to 4 weeks in fast fashion orders. Internet Tekstil employs > 1000 people in its spinning, knitting-dyeing-finishing and garment production. Internet Tekstil has a daily production capacity of 20 tons of spinned yarn, 15 tons dyed, 10.000 tons of raw fabric, 2000 meters of pigment printed fabrics. Internet Tekstil manufactures for internationally renowned brands such as Superdry, Next, Celio, Levi’s, Esprit, Terranova, Palmers, Ernsting’s Family.


CETI France – Subcontractor

Born from a strong political will, driven by the Up-Tex competitiveness cluster, CETI embodies the commitment of an entire Region and the Eurometropolis to boost a textile sector of the future. CETI was created in 2012. It is a place to design, experiment, prototype and industrialize new products, materials and processes adapted to the needs of the global textile industry. CETI thus collaborates with the producers, major brands and distributors of fashion, sports, luxury and technical textiles.


AITEX Spain – Subcontractor

The Textile Industry Research Association - AITEX is a private association of research, characterization and certification tests of articles and textile materials with application to many sectors such as habitat, fashion and clothing, health and medicine, hygiene and cosmetics, work clothes , personal protection equipment, sports and leisure, public transport, automotive, nautical, aeronautics, civil works and construction, sports surfaces, etc. AITEX is currently, at the national level, the reference center for research, innovation and advanced technical services for companies in the textile, clothing and technical textiles sectors.

D. Souris & Co S.A.

D. Souris & Co S.A. Greece – Subcontractor

The company was founded in 1969 and it was in 1972 that started the production of color concentrates. Since then the company has been steadily growing and it has been our consistent strive for high quality products that has established us in the Greek market. Our mission is to be a leading producer of colored masterbatches and additives to the plastics industry. The main focus is the flexibility in the production of high quality tailor-made products. Hygiene, health issues and environmental protection are key factors to our production process.

Gaziantep University

Gaziantep University Turkey – Subcontractor

The University of Gaziantep was founded as a state university in 27 June 1987, but higher education on campus began as early as 1973 when the institute was an extention campus of the Middle East Technical University. The main campus is located at Gaziantep with its extention campuses situated in the neighbouring cities and districts.

Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University

Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University Turkey – Subcontractor

Kahramanmaraş Sütçüimam University (KSU) is a public university founded 1992 in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey. Department of Textile Engineering.