Press releases of the DITF

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February 22, 2024

The DITF are researching materials from renewable sources that are recyclable and do not pollute the environment after use. Polymers that can be produced from bacteria are of interest here.

February 14, 2024

DITF scientist Hermann Finckh received the prestigious award for the development of a modular planing tool made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP).

January 25, 2024

A lot of waste is generated in the trade fair and event industry. It makes sense to have furniture that can quickly be dismantled and stored to save space - or simply disposed of and recycled. Paper is the ideal raw material here: locally available and renewable. It also has an established recycling process.

January 16, 2024

A new concept reduces the amount of flame retardants in carpet yarns while maintaining the same high level of flame retardancy. The structure of the textile product is optimized for material recycling.


5. Dezember 2023

A navigation belt helps visually impaired people to reach their destination. The DITF have developed a contacting process with which these orientation aids can be produced more economically and conveniently. Photo: feelSpace GmbH

November 3, 2023

At MEDICA at the shared stand of Baden-Württemberg International, the DITF will be presenting a new development that can reduce infections during operations.

October 27, 2023

In civil engineering, synthetic textiles can be replaced by environmentally friendly biodegradable natural fibers. To prevent these from rotting too quickly, the DITF are researching an equally environmentally friendly coating made of lignin. A material that is produced as a waste product in paper manufacturing.

August 30, 2023

A high recycling rate can be achieved if the right processes are found for each material - from tearing to spinning. DITF and STFI have developed a new test routine for this purpose.

July 31, 2023

A newly developed concept for chemical protective suits is designed to make use more comfortable and safer for the user. New materials and an improved design increase wearer comfort. The integration of sensor technology enables the monitoring of vital functions.

Photo: BenDC, iStock-158554634

July 30, 2023

Green facades not only bring greenery into cities. They lower the ambient temperature and can even actively contribute to flood protection. A protective measure against the effects of climate change.