Press releases of the DITF

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June 7, 2024

A new type of pure synthetic leather meets the high requirements of the European Ecodesign Regulation. Made from a bio-based plastic, it is biodegradable and meets the requirements for a closed recycling process.

May 28, 2024

REWIND deals with composite waste in the wind energy sector. It is funded by Horizon Europe and CINEA (European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency).

May 17, 2024

Together with international partners from industry and research, the DITF will be presenting a fully networked on-demand production of sports products at drupa's touchpoint textile - from virtual design to the finished product.

May 7, 2024

Thanks to flexible 3D textiles, wastewater from showers, bathtubs and washbasins can be recycled and returned to the cycle in almost any building to save space.

April 23, 2024

The DITF were awarded the prize in the "New Technologies" category for their research work on self-cooling textiles carried out in cooperation with Schill+Seilacher GmbH. The associated doctorate was financially supported by the Ingeborg Gross Foundation.


March 21, 2024

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.

March 20, 2024

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.


March 19, 2024

The "Lightweight Design Agency for Baden-Württemberg" will represent the interests of the lightweight design community in the State in future. As the Lightweight Construction Alliance BW, it is the central point of contact for all players in the field of lightweight construction. Professor Markus Milwich from the DITF will represent the agency.

March 11, 2024

The DITF are reaffirming their commitment to sustainability with the appointment of Dr.-Ing. habil. Thomas Stegmaier as Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO).

February 29, 2024

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.