100 YEARS OF TEXTILE AND FIBER RESEARCH
100 years of DITF: From the first beginnings in Reutlingen, an internationally-recognized research center has developed. More than 250 people are active in all fields of textile and fiber research. The DITF is linked to the University of Stuttgart via three chairs. Much has changed - but basically what was laid down in §1 of the statutes in 1921 still applies:
"The Research Institute has the task of researching textile fiber and substitute raw materials, the manufacture of textiles, and textile machinery in the laboratory as well as in factory operations in close cooperation with the industries involved, and to bring the results of its research to the attention of the circles involved in an appropriate manner."