In 1921, the cornerstone was laid in Reutlingen with the foundation of the German Research Institute for the Textile Industry. Today, the DITF form the largest textile research center in Europe.
The innovation project will develop bio-based recyclable textiles
Boosting performance with functional sportswear: The DITF develop textiles that combine compression with active warmth using heatable yarns.
DITF develop technology for new, reinforced membranes for electrolysers.
The DITF are one of the five winners of the Ideas Competition Bioeconomy - Innovations for Rural Areas.
The results of the "Paper Light" research project are beautifully designed luminaires made of paper yarn. They can be manufactured in an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way and are fully recyclable.
One Piece Masks from precision woven fabrics in Jacquard weaving technique
Together with Kaiser Möbelwerkstätten GmbH, the DITF have developed a sustainable sound absorber whose technology fits into the smallest of spaces.
Tablecloths could in future ensure distances between guests and transmit orders. To make them feel like fabric, the DITF are developing a purely textile sensor technology.
Using free production capacities, improving wearing comfort and avoiding waste: the DITF are developing several approaches for reusable protective masks.