Faculty of Textile Technology
 
Department of Materials, Fibres and Textile Testing

Head of department: Assist. Prof. Maja Somogyi Škoc, Ph. D.
Address: Prilaz baruna Filipovića 28a, 10000 Zagreb
Telephone: +385 1 3712 521
Fax: +385 1 3712 599
E-mail maja.somogyi@ttf.hr

Department of Materials, Fibres and Textile Testing as one of structural unit of the Faculty of Textile Technology represent scientific and teaching entity, which act according to the world’s contemporary trends in the area of textile materials.

In conformity with that, employees of Department are established new teaching courses and curriculums for students at all modulus – undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate (PhD study).

Scientific activity of Department prior is connected with materials and fibres as a fundamental component of all textiles – from conventional use and protective clothing, high performance technical textiles for industry, civil engineering, high quality sport and ecology to medical and self protective smart textiles for military, police, fire-fighting, etc.

Main research activities are – investigations of interaction between chemical and molecular structure of textiles and their final properties, application of new testing methods for the evaluation of different conventional and technical textile’s properties. As well, rest research activities are developing of new testing methodology for objective measurement and evaluation of high-performance fabric’s properties that are difficult to measure. At the end, important part of research activities is textile quality control with assurance and environmental protection. Such scientific and research activities are proceed through scientific, bilateral and technological projects whose results are published in relevant scientific journals and presented at Croatian and international congresses, while knowledge obtained in this way is directly transfered in raising education of our students.

Very intensive professional and publication activities of Department employees are in many fields such as standardization (State Office for Standardization and Metrology), visual marking of Croatian products (Croatian Chamber of Economy), textile restoration (Croatian Restoration Institute), encyclopaedias publication (HLZ M.Krleža), etc.

At the Department of materials, fibres and textile testing many measurements are carrying out using standardized and non-standardized methods and approach, in order to obtain and assure the quality of textile goods, as well as to develop a new product and compile expertise for the industry and textile trade organisations.

For education, scientific and research work five specialized laboratories are available: