About us

Pangaia Grado Zero™

Pangaia Grado Zero™ is a trademark of Pangaia Grado Zero, a leading research organization specialized in technology transfer of materials and technologies from extreme sectors such as, for example, aerospace or medical-surgical, in normal daily use. It also cares about adopting more efficient and innovative industrial assembly processes to improve the chosen materials performances. PGZ arises as a connector among different industrial sectors and pure research entities (universities, testing laboratories, Space Agencies, inventors and researchers) collecting different know-hows and identifying new ways of using materials and technologies.

PGZ is research laboratory accredited by the M.I.U.R. (Ministry of Education, University and Research).

Research on Materials

We performs continuous research activity on the most disparate materials.

Technologies & New processes

PGZ conducts continuous research into new technologies, processes and techniques.

Test Materials on Field

We are able to perform innovation in the field of wearable computing systems.

From Chemistry to Mechanical and Aerospace engineering.
Our Mission

The mission is to develop new materials and technologies for industrial application so as to create new products with the aim to improve quality of life, work and environment. The company acts as a go-between among many industrial branches and research fields, particularly in:

  • New performing materials and technologies for furnishing, automotive, nautical, medical areas
  • Customized textile structures, special yarn and fibers
  • Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymers, fibers, fabrics, advanced textile structures (geotextile, pre-preg etc)
  • Extreme sport and safety equipments
  • Hi-tech watch components
  • Rapid prototyping (3D printing)
  • Industrial design consulting support
  • Life Cycle Assessment analysis

Featured Collaborations
Experience in EU Projects

During the 6FP and 7FP, Pangaia Grado Zero™ participated to several EU project providing competence in materials study, choice and integration, design, textile construction, testing, dissemination activities, prototyping as RTD performer and trying, with its practical approach, to obtain the most functional product for the suggested application.

  • Altex

    The EC funded ALTEX project (Automated Laser welding for TEXtiles) is primarily designed to develop the fabric materials, equipment and procedures required to allow use of laser welding of seams in textiles.

  • Avalon

    Principle objective of the AVALON project is the cross-sectoral development of novel hybrid textile structures integrating multifunctional Shape Memory Alloys (SMAs) and the related processing techniques as well as design, simulation and organisational methodologies.

  • Dephotex

    DEPHOTEX is a European collaborative research project of 4,2 million €, co-funded by the European Commission (FP7, NMP Theme - Nanosciences, nanotechnologies, materials & new production technologies). Dephotex will be carrying out research on Photovoltaic Textiles based on novel Fibres during 3 years from November 2008 to October 2011.

  • Digitex

    DIGITEX will attempt to insert into the world market a technology breakthrough based on a novel ECO-friendly flexible digital process aiming at micro-disposing on demand small quantities of multi-functional fluids over textile substrates by mean of a multi-nozzle jetting heads technology in a continuous process at atmospheric conditions and room temperature in order to replace the wet and high temperature conventional process.

  • Leapfrog

    Leapfrog is aiming at a technology breakthrough in the clothing industry. It will attempt to develop and implement new ways of optimal fabric preparation for clothing production, automated garment manufacture, virtual garment prototyping, supply chain integration and mass customisation.

  • Loose & Tight

    The Loose&tight project, funded by the EC under the Co-Operative Research Programme aims at developing a novel concept of elastic graduated compression hosiery based on the exploitation of the superelasticity of Nickel-Titanium based alloys integrated as thin wires in a properly designed textile structure.

  • Nephh

    The main objective of the NEPHH Project is to identify and rate important forms of Nanotechnology related environmental pollution and health hazards that could result from activities involved in the life cycle of Silicon-based polymer nanocomposites currently used in a variety of industrial sectors and also to suggest means that might reduce or eliminate these impacts.

  • PROSYS Laser

    Intelligent personal protective clothing for the use with high-power hand-held laser processing devices. PROSYS-Laser is dedicated to developing highly innovative "passive" and "active" laser protective clothing for use with hand-held laser processing devices (HLD) and curtains for use with automated laser machines, which are not available on the market today.

  • Safe@Sea

    The main objective of Safe@Sea is to develop a new generation of advanced personal protective clothing for the fishing industry that will lead to a significant increase in safety without reducing work performance. Combining integration of new materials and ICT solutions it will be possible to satisfy end-user requirements for multi-functionality, ergonomic design and comfort in order to ensure user acceptance.

  • Safe@Cool

    The Safe and Cool project objective is to develop a thermal and moisture management layer based on a 3D warp-knitted fabric coated with a water absorbing polymer to be easily and cost effectively integrated in current protective clothing manufacturing and maintenance practices.

  • SmartNets

    Goal of the SmartNets project is to establish and to prove the holistic industrial model 'Smart Networks' for cross-sectoral SME collaboration both in development and production of knowledge-intensive products and services: specific and advanced methods and tools will be developed within the Project with continuous tests and exchange of informations with three industrial research groups.

  • T-Pot

    UNLOCKING THE CROATIAN TEXTILE RESEARCH POTENTIALS. T-Pot aims to reinforce research potentials of Faculty of Textile Technology (TTF) in order to strengthen university sector to become one of the components of national innovation. The goals are to develop the capacity for breakthrough research leading to innovative textile and textile related products contributing in this way to local industry.

  • Wearit@Work

    WearIT@work project will develop a set of new solutions to support the workers of the future. These solutions are based on wearable computing technology and their effectiveness and applicability will be tested on four different pilot studies in the fields of Healthcare, Emergency Rescue, Aircraft Maintenance and Production Management and Training.

  • Project Achille

    ACHILLE project has as its aim the functionalization of fabrics to increase the comfort, protection and performance, with elements that provide a better interaction between the fabric and the skin, in terms of a reduction in bacterial and/or fungal activity, and consequently, of a lesser degradation of the skin.

Awards and Recognitions
Adi Index
ESA Best Presentation
Chicago Museum SI
A replica of Shape Memory Shirt in Oricalco Fabric is at the Museum of Science and Industry of Chicago - Link
Premio Vespucci
GranDesign Top75
Adi Index
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