Groupe CTT

Center in technical textiles, textile-based advanced materials, geosynthetics and polymers

Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe

CTT Group is a technology transfer centre specialized in the research, development and testing of technical textiles, advanced textile-based materials and geosynthetics. Its mission is to facilitate commercial growth by drawing upon their expertise. The Centre assists the industry in R&D, product development, property analysis offers and performance of materials analysis by supporting companies in the marketing of strong value-added products.

The CTT Group offers a complete range of services:

  1. Technical services: laboratory analyses, technical expertise and research and development
  2. Networking: The network actively encourages commercial and technological partnerships
  3. Technology enhancement services (marketing assistance): the CTT Group encourages exportation and technological watch. It offers Québec and Canadian industries the opportunity to compete abroad with Team Textile Québec/Canada, as well as privileged access to Asian markets.

Groupe CTT

3000, avenue Boullé Saint-Hyacinthe J2S 1H9 450 778-1870

General Expertises

  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Chemistry and green chemistry
  • Clothing
  • Composites
  • Design
  • E-textiles and smart clothes
  • Electronics and microelectronics
  • Geosynthetics
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Medical equipment
  • Polymers
  • Prototyping
  • Sustainable development
  • Textiles

Specific expertises

  • E-textiles
  • Geotextiles and geosynthetic products
  • Material durability
  • Materials for sustainable construction and extreme conditions
  • Polymers
  • Surface treatment technology
  • Sustainable textiles
  • Technical textiles and smart clothes
  • Textile sensors
  • Textile-based advanced multilayer materials

Areas of intervention

  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Aging
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry and green chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Civil security/safety
  • Clothing
  • Composites
  • E-textiles and smart clothes
  • Education
  • Electronics and microelectronics
  • Furniture
  • Geosynthetic
  • Health
  • Intelligent vehicles
  • Materials and advanced materials
  • Medical equipment
  • Northern climate
  • Polymers
  • Prosthetics
  • Prototyping
  • Textiles
  • Transportation

Examples of applications

  • Building membranes and geotextiles and for sustainable construction
  • Development of smart airplane seat belts incorporating embedded conductive yarns
  • Development of textile sensors for the measurement of vital signs
  • Development of thermochromic fabrics acting as temperature sensors
  • Fire-retardant fabrics and materials for different applications
  • Flexible luminous fabrics
  • Flexible multilayer composite fabrics
  • Nanotechnologies in technical textiles
  • Plasma treatment to increase the adhesion of materials
  • Textiles for health – antibacterial and bactericide
  • Three-dimensional textiles for the aeronautics sector
  • VOC and toxicity analysis techniques

Equipments

  • Advanced prototyping
  • Certified laboratories: ISO 9001: 2008; ISO 17025; GAI-LAP and Transport Canada
  • Chemistry laboratory
  • Clean room and laboratory for volatile organic compounds
  • Comfort laboratory
  • Flammability laboratory
  • Laboratory of hydraulic tests
  • Mechanical testing laboratory
  • Optical test laboratory
  • Physico-chemical laboratory
  • Pilot plant – 3D textiles
  • Pilot plant- woven and non-woven composites
  • Polymer testing laboratory
  • Sustainability testing laboratory