The Institute for Macromolecular Studies (ISMAC) is an internationally recognised centre of polymer science and an institute of the Italian National Research Council (CNR).
The activities of the Biella department deal with research and innovation in polymeric materials and related textile processes, development of textile norms and standards, and services, technological transfers and technical consultancy to textile enterprises. With its highly qualified staff and well equipped chemical, physical and microscopy laboratories, the department of Biella is known for the assistance to the Italian textile industry, which is the EU leader in the garment production.
The competence on the quality control of raw materials, semi-manufactured and finished garments, developed in many years of work in the field of natural and man made fibres, is recognised by Interwoollabs
. Furthermore, CNR-ISMAC Biella collaborates with standardisation committees of International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
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