Hans-Werner Oertel

07/10/2019 – Was gelingt im Netzwerk besser?

Was gelingt im Netzwerk besser?

15 Jahre Textilnetz bei Bayern Innovativ

Ein Gespräch mit Christina Harwarth, Leiterin des dort verankerten und von Nürnberg aus gemanagten Netzwerks Textile Innovation. By  Hans-Werner Oertel
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Textile structures for medical implants: The ITVP has at its disposal high-performance technology, including knitting machines. © DITF

 
12/09/2019 – Closing the gap and avoiding the ‘valley of death’ – Part 2

Closing the gap and avoiding the ‘valley of death’ – Part 2

ITV Produktservice GmbH, Denkendorf

Most of the sixteen German textile research institutes formed research and production companies some years ago – including Denkendorf. By  Hans-Werner Oertel
06/09/2019 – Wearable Elektronics

Wearable Elektronics

Auf Schalke heißt es jetzt: Mein T-Shirt zahlt

Fans von Schalke04 kommen ohne Stadionticket am Einlass vorbei. Bedingung: Sie müssen ihr online Euro-aufgeladenes RFID-Shirt tragen. By  Hans-Werner Oertel
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Marcus Beckmann, Director of ITA © ITA

 
02/09/2019 – Closing the gap and avoiding the ‘valley of death’ – part 1

Closing the gap and avoiding the ‘valley of death’ – part 1

Research and Production companies

Most of the sixteen German textile research institutes formed research and production companies some years ago. Our four-part series provides answers ... By  Hans-Werner Oertel
28/08/2019 – Trommelwirbel für das künstliche Trommelfell

Trommelwirbel für das künstliche Trommelfell

Neue Zukunftsfelder für Textil

Besonders der Forschung ist es zu verdanken, dass sich Innovationen wie z. B. künstliche Trommelfelle oder Textile Mining-Filter neue Zukunftsfelder auftun. By  Hans-Werner Oertel
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Olaf Schmidt, Vice President Textiles & Textile Technologies for Messe Frankfurt. © Messe Frankfurt

 
13/08/2019 – The summer interview – with Olaf Schmidt, Messe Frankfurt

The summer interview – with Olaf Schmidt, Messe Frankfurt

Techtextil/Texprocess: As one fair ends, the next one begins

While the success story for 2019 is still being written, the sixth edition of the twin fairs in 2021 is already taking shape. By  Hans-Werner Oertel
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Guppyfriend Founders Alexander Nolte and Oliver Spieß: “We can’t save the world with our washing bag, but we can make people aware, in a convincing way, of how the smallest pieces of plastic fibres usually end up in our wastewater with every laundry wash.” © Guppyfriend

 
12/08/2019 – No friend of microplastic

No friend of microplastic

Startup Guppyfriend

The Guppyfriend washing bag has been making headlines – even on the BBC – as the first pragmatic solution to microplastic pollution caused by laundry. By  Hans-Werner Oertel