News: Research & Development

26. October 2015 | Research & Development

ITA-Istanbul – A light beacon project of the textile sector for German-Turkish cooperations

The long tradition of German-Turkish cooperations will be strengthened and further expanded. The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University and the 3T TextilTechnologieTransfer GmbH, Aachen, sign a cooperation agreement with the leading Turkish more

23. October 2015 | Research & Development

Textile and the hot metal

Joint project produces promising research results on improving the protective effect and wearing comfort of clothing designed to protect welders from splashes of molten metal. more

22. October 2015 | Research & Development

New master course Textile Engineering at ITA Aachen

In the winter term 2015/2016, the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA) offers a new master course in Textile Engineering together with the International Academy of RWTH Aachen University. more

14. October 2015 | Research & Development

German-Korean research proposal Dream2Lab2Fab

Germany’s Federal President Joachim Gauck dignifies Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Germany and South-Korea among others more

07. October 2015 | Research & Development


German-Korean research proposal benefits small and medium-sized enterprises more

28. September 2015 | Research & Development

Edana launches ‘Nonwovens Learning Cycle’

Following a review to better meet both company and individual demands for education and knowledge, EDANA has partnered with CETI to deliver courses across four stages. more

31. August 2015 | Research & Development


EDANA launches programme for the Nonwovens Innovation Academy and opens registrations / Event to be held in Leeds (UK) from 5th to 6th November, 2015 more

26. August 2015 | Research & Development

How can we learn and take advantage of biological principles?

9th Aachen-Dresden International Textile Conference: Bio-Boosting Today’s Technology / November 26 - 27, 2015, Eurogress Aachen (Germany) / Partner country: France more

21. August 2015 | Research & Development

Suominen further strengthens its product development capabilities

Suominen is strengthening its global R&D team by appointing three new Product Development Engineers. more

20. August 2015 | Research & Development

Push for digitalisation of smart textiles

LEDs in wall textiles, RFID labels “hidden” in the fabric – such applications will be easier to realise thanks to the work of PASTA (Platform for Advanced Smart Textile Applications). more

10. August 2015 | Research & Development

Prof. Kang, Tae Jin, will introduce „Industry 4.0“ in South-Korea

Prof. Kang, Tae Jin, Seoul National University, was ceremoniously given farewell on 10 August after a four-weeks-stay at Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University. Prof. Kang - one of the most respected professors in textile research worldwide – will publicise and popularise the topic „Industry 4.0“ in South-Korea. more

26. May 2015 | Research & Development

Airlaid test bench with narrow production width

Airlaid-Prüfstand für schmale Produktionsbreiten In the recently completed IGF project 17101 N/1 "Increase of energy efficiency in the short fibre airlaid nonwoven forming process" an airlaid test bench with a process width of 0.5 m has been successfully put into operation at ITA. more

22. May 2015 | Research & Development

New Reicofil Spunbond Pilot Plant for the Nonwovens Institute

Reifenhäuser Reicofil is supporting the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) of North Carolina State University USA with a further cooperation: After the installation of a melt blown plant in 2011, Reicofil will now deliver an RF4 BiCo spunbond line, which will be configured especially for trial purposes of the institute. more

17. April 2015 | Research & Development

Melt spun fibers based on compostable biopolymers for application in automotive interiors

The project BIOFIBROCAR (funded within the 7th European Framework Programme under “Research for SMEs”) started in 2013 and aims at the substitution of polyester and polypropylene fibers currently applied in car interior by PLA fibers. more

18. March 2015 | Research & Development

Energy-efficient method for producing nanocellulose

The 2015 Marcus Wallenberg Prize is being awarded to a group of researchers from Japan and France for their development of an energy-efficient method to produce nanofibrillated cellulose. more

23. February 2015 | Fibers & Filaments

Nonwovens from pineapple leaf fibres

Ananas Anam has developed an innovative, natural and sustainable nonwoven textile called Piñatex. more

12. February 2015 | Research & Development

Chemically and thermally stable fibers for environment and membrane architecture

DEU_ENG_ITV_Spinn Protective clothing and hot gas filters, high seas sails and construction membranes have something in common: They all require chemically or thermally resilient fibers. Fluoropolymers meet all of these requirements but their mechanical resilience is limited. This property could be provided by more

11. December 2014 | Research & Development

Tribology at ITA

The development of textiles and machinery components with the help of tribological research at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) has a long tradition. In addition, the necessary conditions have been created to process technical textiles such as glass or carbon fiber and allowed developments used in the Formula1. more

21. November 2014 | Research & Development

Dynamic drive in CO₂ utilization

Over the last few years Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies have grown from initial stages to highly dynamic topics in research projects and industrial applications. Especially in the area of solar fuels, particularly power-to-fuel and more

18. November 2014 | Research & Development

What sounds like a fairy tale from the far future

So simple but so true: By using sun or wind power, combining it with CO₂ and water, you can produce almost anything you want or need: fuels, chemicals and plastics, or more

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