July, 2020

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.

May 27, 2020

Using free production capacities, improving wearing comfort and avoiding waste: the DITF are developing several approaches for reusable protective masks.


May 8, 2020

Chitin makes insect wings flexible. This polysaccharide could soon be used in dressing materials in medicine.


May 4, 2020

The DITF have converted their research facilities and now produce certified FFP2 protective masks together with partners.

April 7, 2020

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Franz Effenberger on his 90th birthday


February 19, 2020

The DITF develop new resin systems for fiber-reinforced plastics that simplify process technology.

December 18, 2019

Protect the head and body from injury, following the example of the pomelo fruit.



October 4, 2019

The Show Stopper Awards acknowledge the most popular products from the exhibitors. This year Reinhold Schneider even received the prize in two categories.

August 12, 2019

Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Agriculture and DITF agree on research collaboration. In the planned research center for hardwoods, DITF scientists will investigate production processes for cellulose and lignin fibers.

July 23, 2019

Instead of disturbing power cables or polluting batteries: Research project makes smart wallpapers and carpets usable for communication and power supply.