Fashion and luxury

Textile finishing, anti-counterfeiting, customisation, smart and connected materials, micro and nanomanufacturing

Surface treatment and functionalisation
Surface treatment and functionalisation Adhesion, superhydrophobicity, anti-fouling, antimicrobial, texturing and optical effects, textile finishing, dyeing, coating
Additive manufacturing
Additive manufacturing PIM hybrid process, polymer additive manufacturing, photopolymerisation, 4D printing
Active materials
Active materials Innovative inks, connected textiles, controlled release materials, nano-objects, encapsulation, sensors, colour change, photochromism
Assembly and micro-machining
Assembly and micro-machining Laser engraving and micro-cutting, anti-counterfeit marking, lithography, glass-glass welding, microfluidics
Yarns and textiles
Yarns and textiles From yarns to functionalised textiles, adhesion on fibres, spinning, extrusion, knitting, non-woven, yarn and textile characterisation, composite yarns, reinforcements
Smart and connected textiles
Smart and connected textiles Sensor integration by embroidery or by direct embedding in the woven or knitted structure, functional and connected textiles
Marking Anti-counterfeit, traceability, unalterable laser marking, optical effects, sheen
Performance and durability testing
Performance and durability testing Tribology, climatic ageing, wear and tear, biodegradability, abrasion, coating tests, fibre and textile wear and tear, sensory analysis

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6% of MICA turnover
1,6M€ in turnover per year
70 contracts per year


MICA assists businesses with their R&D projects in the fashion and luxury goods sector

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