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.

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.