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We are happy to announce that Mr. Vincent Van de Merckt will join TFI Aachen to take up the role as a Business Development Manager as from the 1st of April 2024.

Working for 10 years in testing, inspection and certification (TIC) for interior building products, he will now join TFI Aachen in his new role.

Vincent will be in charge for developing TFI´s services of research, quality, safety and health testing and certification in Europe for indoor building products.

Vincent has a High school degree in Mathematics – Biotechnology and a Master Degree (M.Sc.) in Agricultural & Food Engineering at the University of Ghent (Belgium).

Welcome to the TFI, dear Vincent! Here´s to a good collaboration!

EcoEmiScan – Efficiency-enhancing and resource-saving solutions for test chamber systems for emissions analysis

The aim of this project is to develop a novel cleaning method and an automated sampling system for test chambers to measure volatile organic compounds.
Building products can release volatile organic compounds that can be harmful to those affected. For the commercial use of these products, the suitability of these emissions must be measured. The analyses for measuring these emissions are carried out in a test chamber. Sampling is done manually and the chambers must be thoroughly cleaned between each measurement to ensure acceptable background levels. There are two common methods for cleaning the chambers: thermal treatment and manual cleaning. Both manual sampling and manual cleaning are very tedious and cumbersome, resulting in a very inefficient use of the chambers.

Visit us from 23.04-26.04.2024 at the Techtextil in Frankfurt!

Our research team is looking forward to informing you about our industry-related research activities and projects.

We offer you a platform for exchanging information on the latest topics and research needs in our industries.

We look forward to your visit!

TFI successfully completes research project.

In the PureAir project, we have developed three-dimensional textile filter structures for room air purifiers together with IUTA. The aim was to combine high separation efficiency with low pressure loss with absence of ozone, long-term stability and washability. For this purpose, pile structures with combinations of insulating and electrically conductive materials were developed. By applying an electrical voltage to the material, the electrostatic deposition should be permanently maintained. The small distances between the fibres mean that particles with low electrical mobility are also separated.

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