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.
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.
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
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.
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.