AQUAPHOTEX - Water treatment via photocatalysis

2012 – 2015

Development of photocatalytic textiles for use in the aqueous phase, such as the degradation of micro-pollutants, pesticides, traces of medication or other hormone-disrupting chemicals.


Partners : Brochier Technologies – IRCELYON – LISBP INSA Toulouse


Quality label : AXELERA – TECHTERA – Pôle EAU


Financing : ANR Ecotech 2011 (


Publications :

Degrave R; Moreau J; Cockx A; Schmitz P; Multiscale analysis and modelling of fluid flow within a photocatalytic textile Chemical Engineering Science, 2015, 130, 264-274.
Degrave, R; Cockx A; Schmitz P; Model of reactive transport within a light photocatalytic textile International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, 2015 article on press.
Indermühle C; Puzenat E; Simonet F; Peruchon L; Brochier C; Guillard C; Modelling of UV optical ageing of optical fibre fabric coated with TiO2 Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, Volume 182, March 2016, Pages 229-235.

New lighting technology


In 2015, Brochier Technologies created EFI Lighting, a joint venture with EFI Automotive (ISO TS 16 949) automotive supplier, to develop and market Lightex® in the automotive industry.


Light solutions for interior or exterior large-scale technical and artistic projects combining materials and light.


Functional ambient and emergency lighting solutions in accordance with aeronautical standards (FAR 25 853).


Customised, flexible and refined low-energy consumption solutions for advertising, billboards or events.


Innovative light-emitting or sensor solutions: disruptive technological innovation, improved performance (reduced consumption, compact, etc.), adaptability to extreme environments, etc.


Functional ambient and emergency lighting solutions, for railway transport interiors and exteriors (EN 45 545).


Autonomous, flexible, resistant and compact Very High-Visibility lighting solutions for personal safety and vehicle protection.


Scientific lighting solutions from Lightex® technologies for growing photosynthetic organisms, and UVTex® for air and water decontamination by photocatalysis.


Ambient, functional and emergency lighting for construction needs : light fittings, partitions, life lines, pathway lighting, backlighting, curtains, etc.


In 2014, Brochier Technologies created the spin-off, NeoMedLight, to develop and market medical devices in the field of phototherapy. NeoMedLight is ISO 13 485 certified.