News: Research & Development

15. June 2018 | Research & Development

Niri with recent investments in a new facility plus new equipment

With over 450 projects completed for more than 200 clients, the Nonwovens Innovation & Research Institute (Niri) has invested significantly in a range of new equipment, made possible by the Institute’s move from the University of Leeds campus to a new facility, and giving Niri even greater scope to help companies develop better-performing products. more

11. June 2018 | Research & Development

“Spacetex2” researches functional textiles under zero gravity

Schwitzen für die Wissenschaft The Spacetex2 project includes clothing physiology experiments which will, for the first time, investigate the interaction of the body, clothing and climate under zero gravity conditions with regard to wear comfort. more

05. June 2018 | Research & Development

Insects supply chitin as a raw material for the textile industry

Chitin als Grundstoff für die Textilindustrie In the joint project “ChitoTex”, the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB is investigating how insect chitin from animal feed production can be processed to supply biobased chemicals for textile processing. more

11. May 2018 | Research & Development

New class of materials "Interactive Fiber-Elastomer Composites"

Teilprojektleiter des Graduiertenkollegs 2430 ?Interaktive Faser-Elastomer-Verbunde? Dresden-based researchers strive to develop a completely novel class of materials, integrating actuators and sensors into flexible fiber composites. more

19. March 2018 | Research & Development

Acker cooperates with the research department

The thermal post-treatment of textiles ensures that the material shrinks in a controlled manner after production and also gives the textile a defined grip. more

19. February 2018 | Research & Development

Electrically conductive nonwovens

Neue Textilien für High-Tech-Kleidung Researchers have developed new nonwoven materials that are electrically conductive as well as flexible and breathable. more

22. November 2017 | Research & Development

Consumer Textile Sustainability Study

Marktforschungsstudie Oeko-Tex The Oeko-Tex Association, in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, commissioned a global research study to assess consumer attitudes about textile sustainability. more

21. November 2017 | News, Views & Markets

Cematex continues to promote innovation excellence with grant for ITMA 2019 Research Institutions

Underscoring its commitment to innovation, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) will continue to promote excellence in research and development at ITMA 2019. The CEMATEX Research & Innovation Grant will help defray participation cost of eligible educational and research organisations at the Research & Innovation (R&I) Pavilion by at least 50%. more

26. October 2017 | Research & Development

Poster Contest Awards

EDANA announces winners of 2017 NIA  Three laureates to present research projects at the International Nonwovens Symposium in Rome, May 23-24, 2018 more

17. October 2017 | Research & Development

Textile carbon fibre electrodes for microbial fuel cells

Beside the known fuel cells which are used as an alternative drive system for automobiles there is a new and very interesting application of the technology in the environmental area. more

26. September 2017 | Research & Development

Jumbo-Textil as materials research partner

Forschung zur additiven Fertigung technischer Textilien Additive production is a central process in Industry 4.0. It involves depositing the material layer by layer on the basis of digital 3D design data and thus building up the respective component. The technology offers numerous options for optimizing products and production processes. more

20. September 2017 | Research & Development

Mission accomplished: drastic cost reduction of carbon fibres

Preisverleihung Paul Schlack-Preis Since 1971, the Paul Schlack Man-made Fibers Prize for the promo-tion of chemical fibre research at universities and research institutes has been awarded at the Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress. On September 13, 2017, two ITA post-docs - Dr Gisa Wortberg and Dr Andreas De Palmenaer - received the prestigious Paul Schlack Man-made Fibers Prize. more

18. September 2017 | Research & Development

EDANA announce winners of 2017 Nonwovens R&D Student Grant

Students to present nominated projects at the Nonwovens Innovation Academy in Chemnitz, 25-26 October more

06. September 2017 | Research & Development

Smart Textronics Centre in Ansan City, South Korea

Smart Textronics Center in Südkorea eröffnet On September 6, 2017, the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH, South Korea) and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU, South Korea) together with the Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA, Germany) opened the Smart Textronics Centre in Ansan City, South Korea, with a festive tape-cutting ceremony. more

05. September 2017 | Research & Development

ITA at Composite Europe in Stuttgart, Germany

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University presents its competence in the fields of composites more

15. August 2017 | News, Views & Markets

Professor Chokri Cherif is Awarded the Cross of Merit by the Tunisian President

Under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Mr Beji Caid Essebsi, the Day of the Sciences was celebrated on July 21st 2017 in Carthage (Tunis). On this occasion, a renowned scientist from Dresden, Professor Dr.-Ing. habil. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Chokri Cherif was awarded the Cross of Merit of the Republic of Tunisia by the Tunisian President for his outstanding achievements abroad. more

26. July 2017 | Research & Development

Second WATson increases testing capacity for the textile industry

WATson Modern textiles promise a great deal: some of them are strong performers when it comes to heat and moisture management. A huge amount of scientific research and development work lies behind this functionality. more

19. July 2017 | Research & Development

Climate-friendly natural materials

Projekte der RWTH Aachen  The manufacturing of materials such as concrete or plastics goes hand in hand with massive CO₂ emissions. Within the scope of its BasFlair and GreenBraid Projects, the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University researches the usability of climate-friendly natural materials. more

17. July 2017 | Research & Development

„Gherzi Sustainable Textile School“ in Chemnitz: Sustainability and digitalization hand in hand!

Nachhaltigkeit und Digitalisierung  Industry experts all agree: Sustainability is not just “nice to have”, but rather a “must have”. more

06. June 2017 | Research & Development

Polymer optical fibers and wonder material

Erneut VDMA-Auszeichungen für Absolventen des ITA Karsten Neuwerk and Lukas Völkel from the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University were recognised for their outstanding theses in the frame of Techtextil 2017. more

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