Research & Development

2024-04-11

ITM showcases cutting-edge innovations at Techtextil and Texprocess 2024

In a groundbreaking move, the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM) of TU Dresden will be showcasing its latest advancements at Techtextil and Texprocess 2024, with an impressive presence across three stands at the Frankfurt/Main trade fair from April 23rd to 26th.

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Research & Development

2024-04-11

ITA/BIOTEXFUTURE/ITA Augsburg at Techtextil

At Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the ITA Group will be presenting its entire range of research on sustainability and recycling at the Elmatex joint stand in Hall 12.0 D63 from 23 to 26 April 2024: The BIOTEXFUTURE innovation area is gaining speed and is presenting most of the exhibition items at its own stand and at the stand of ITA Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University. Specifically, these are the projects BIOBASE, BIOTURF, CO2TEX, DEGRATEX and LIGHTLINING projects.

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2024-04-11

The DITF will be present in Frankfurt with a booth and five presentations

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research (DITF) will be providing information on new developments along the entire textile value chain.

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Research & Development

2024-04-04

3rd Dresden International Colloquium on Tailored Carbon Fibres

From March 20th to 22nd, 2024, the 3rd Dresden International Colloquium on Tailored Carbon Fibers took place after 2018 and 2021. This time, the RCCF hosted the event at the Radisson Blu Conference & Hotel Center in Radebeul, Dresden. The event was attended by leading international researchers in the field of carbon fiber research, including guests from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST Jeonbuk, South Korea), the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Greece), Deakin University Geelong/CarbonNexus (Australia) and the technology and research institutions CANOE (Pessac, France) and WoodK+ (Linz, Austria).

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Research & Development

2024-03-21

Cellulose Fibre Innovation of the Year – Award for the project HEREWEAR

At the "International Conference on Cellulose Fibers 2024" in Cologne, Germany, the Nova Institute for Ecology and Innovation awarded first place in the Innovation Prize to the project partners of the EU-funded HEREWEAR project. They presented a dress made of cellulose fibers, which is entirely made of straw pulp.

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Research & Development

2024-03-21

CO2-negative construction thanks to new composite material

A new composite material is finding its way into the construction industry. Made from natural stone, carbon fibers and biochar, it is an alternative to reinforced concrete. It is characterized by a particularly good CO2 balance.

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Research & Development

2024-03-07

Toray develops diaper-embedded urination sensor tapping on-film semiconductor circuit technology

Toray Industries, Inc., announced today that it has developed a diaper-embedded urination sensor that notifies caregivers when changes are necessary. In developing this sensor, the company used a technology to form semiconductor circuits on a flexible film that employs high-performance semiconductive carbon nanotubes composites (see note).

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Research & Development

2024-03-07

ITA’s melt spinning facilities: A unique winder for elastic filament yarn development

Since March 1st 2024, the technical centre of Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University (ITA) has been equipped with an additional winder.

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Research & Development

2024-02-29

Spinning sustainable and functional fiber materials

The DITF have modernized and significantly expanded their melt spinning pilot plant. The new facility enables research into new spinning processes, fiber functionalization and sustainable fibers made from biodegradable and bio-based polymers.

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Research & Development

2024-02-22

STFI presents lightweight construction innovations at JEC World in Paris

At this year's JEC World, STFI will be presenting highlights from carbon fibre recycling as well as a new approach to hemp-based bast fibres, which have promising properties as reinforcement in lightweight construction. Visit us at the joint stand of the Saxony Economic Development Corporation and talk to our team of lightweight construction experts.

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Research & Development

2024-02-22

Coating with polyhydroxyalkanoates: Biopolymers from bacteria protect technical textiles

The DITF are researching materials from renewable sources that are recyclable and do not pollute the environment after use. Polymers that can be produced from bacteria are of interest here.

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Research & Development

2024-02-15

Objective sports bra testing fills a gap in the market

A new Hohenstein test method scientifically measures the support level of sports bras, a previously subjective claim. The new method, developed by the fit experts at Hohenstein, creates reproducible, independent results, without human influence. The neutral data will help bra manufacturers and brands improve products and communicate verified claims.

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Research & Development

2024-02-15

DITF honored with JEC Composites Innovation Award

Hermann Finckh received the prestigious award in the category Equipment Machinery & Heavy Industries for the innovation MAXIMUM WEIGHT REDUCTION OF COMPOSITE TOOLS.

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Research & Development

2024-02-08

Hohenstein becomes part of the AI hotspot IPAI

The testing service provider and research partner Hohenstein is joining the Innovation Park for Artificial Intelligence (IPAI) in Heilbronn. The topic of artificial intelligence is nothing new for the company: there are already points of contact with AI applications in some interdisciplinary research projects. In addition, there is the cooperation with the Munich-based start-up Sizekick and its AI-based technology for size recommendations, which aims to reduce size-related returns in online fashion retail.

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Research & Development

2024-02-08

RPI researchers engineer bacteria that eat plastic, make multipurpose spider silk

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a strain of bacteria that can turn plastic waste into a biodegradable spider silk with multiple uses. Their new study marks the first time scientists have used bacteria to transform polyethylene plastic — the kind used in many single-use items — into a high-value protein product. That product, which the researchers call “bio-inspired spider silk” because of its similarity to the silk spiders use to spin their webs, has applications in textiles, cosmetics, and even medicine.

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Research & Development

2024-02-08

Navigating a renewable carbon future with the program of the CO?-Based Fuels and Chemicals Conference 2024

With a current capacity of over 1.3 million tonnes for CO2-based products and steadily growing demand, smart Carbon Capture and Utilisation (CCU) technologies are helping to establish CO2 as a renewable carbon feedstock. Innovative technologies and materials are crucial to meet the increasing demand for fossil-free carbon, e.g. derived from CO2 or biomass, especially in the chemical and fuel sector.

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Research & Development

2024-02-01

SA-Dynamics wins KUER.NRW business plan competition 2023: bio-based aerogel fibres replace synthetic insulation materials

The Aachen-based start-up SA-Dynamics is developing sustainable, bio-based and biodegradable insulation materials made from aerogel fibres, thereby setting new standards in resource-saving construction. Dr Sascha Schriever (Institut für Textiltechnik ITA), Maximilian Mohr (ITA), Dr Jens Hofer (ITA Postdoc) and Dr Christian Schwotzer (Department for Industrial Furnaces and Heat Engineering IOB), who trained at RWTH Aachen University, were awarded first place in the KUER.NRW Business Plan Competition 2023 and prize money of €6,000.

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