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EU-TEXTILE2030 goes to Japan and Taiwan

02/08/2019

In the framework of the EU-TEXTILE2030 project, the European cluster of advanced textile materials, two missions are being prepared,  in Japan and Taiwan.

The mission in Japan will take place from September 4 to 7 and will include attendance at the Comfort and Smart Textile and Thermal Comfort of Clothing congress in Nara on the 6th and 7th. The mission will also include visits to research centers and fiber producers, in Osaka.

The mission in Taiwan will be carried out within the framework of the technical textiles trade fair TITAS, in Taipei from 7 to 9 October, where EU-TEXTILE2030 will have a booth.

The members of AEI Tèxtils can participate in the missions, with a grant.

These will be the fourth and fifth mission of the consortium, which has already visited Colombia, South Africa and Israel.

 

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