Flowering lavender fields could soon be seen on the Swabian Alb. When essential oil is produced from the plant, large quantities of residual materials are produced. The DITF is researching how to use them to produce fibers for textiles.
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The Arburg freeformer 300-3x supports research work at the DITF. The 3D printer is being used to investigate additive manufacturing with or on textiles. The investment was funded by EFRE and the state of Baden-Württemberg.
The DITF white paper highlights the possible effects of a transformation process from centralized mass production for textiles and clothing to a microfactory model for the textile chain that can be implemented in Europe.
100 years of DITF: At this year's general meeting of the Südwesttextil e.V. association, president Bodo Th. Bölzle (right) presented the certificate to DITF board member Peter Steiger (left). Photo: Südwesttextil.
The pavilion on the Stuttgart Campus is the result of the LeichtPRO research project for future-oriented sustainable architecture. The DITF, together with CG-Tec, BAM and Steinhuder Werkzeugbau, developed and produced the pultruded profiles used from flax and hemp fibers. Press Release of Stuttgart University
Christoph Nold, Chief Executive Officer of the Esslingen-Nürtingen District Chamber of Commerce and Industry, presents DITF Executive Board member Peter Steiger with the honorary certificate for the 100th anniversary.
Dr.-Ing. Larissa Born receives the Manfred Hirschvogel Award. The prize is awarded annually at the nine leading technical universities in Germany for the best dissertation in the field of mechanical engineering. The DITF congratulates the scientist at the ITFT on this achievement!
There will continue to be unavoidable CO2 emissions that have to be compensated. The DITF are developing textile materials for active CO2 capture from the air as part of a research project.
The editorial board of the 'materials journal' has selected the article "Melt-Spinning of an Intrinsically Flame-Retardant Polyacrylonitrile Copolymer" by Simon König et al. as Editor's Choice Paper.
In the research project "Textile-based drug delivery systems", drug delivery fibers were developed at the DITF for application in regenerative medicine. This could support the therapy of chronic wounds in the future.
Chitin makes insect wings flexible. This polysaccharide could soon be used in dressing materials in medicine.