Textile chemistry and chemical fibers testing laboratory

DITF offer a broad range of chemical and physical analysis methods for the characterization of polymers, fibers, and various intermediate products:

  • Thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, TMA, high- temperature DSC/TGA)
  • Spectroscopy and spectrometry (FTIR, UV-VIS, ICP, MALDI-TOF)
  • Chromatography (GC, HPLC, GPC)
  • X-ray diffraction (WAXS, SAXS)
  • Particle characterization (dynamic light scattering and electroacoustic measurements)
  • Microscopic methods (light microscopy, REM/EDX, TEM, Raman microscope, image analysis)
  • Rheology (rotational and capillary viscometer)
  • Measurement of surface tension and wetting


We also offer a wide variety of textile-specific examination and test procedures, including testing methods developed at the institute for textile mechanical examination, colorimetry, as well as a sophisticated pollutant and environmental analysis. Standard testing methods according to DIN (light stability, colorfastness to washing, combustion behavior, and similar) round off our offer.