News Archive



  • Update on Empa developed flame-retardants

    A joint research with Bruag AG has led to the development of new class of P-N flame-retardants for application in wood-based materials. Empa developed EDA-DOPO flame retardant is now Reach registered.

  • HYDRO_BOT: The skiing jacket that keeps you dry. A membrane embedded within conductive textile layers effectively transports sweat away from the body using electro osmosis. Coatings developed by Advanced Fibers enable electrical conductivity and wettability required for the success of the technology.
  • Sportkleidung unter Strom



  • 20181018:
    80 plasma scientists and industrial researchers from 15 different countries met for the 5th International Workshop Plasma Science & Interfaces 201 at Empa St. Gallen on 18th/19th October 2018, to discuss latest results in the field.
  • 20180207

Functional clothing that allows you to sweat without feeling wet:
The exploitation of electrically activated pumping through textile layers is going to be used forski jackets.

  • 20171219
    In our recently published article in the Nature journal “scientific reports” we could verify the hypothesis that water confined inside a gradient polymer matrix can orient and thus generate a collective dipole field, which is significantly extending over many nanometers.