Hans-Werner Oertel


Crash experiment from a height of 35 metres: would the new fuselage remain structurally intact? © Fibre

12/06/2019 – FIBRE – Bremen Fibre Institute

FIBRE – Bremen Fibre Institute

Crash-safe design for light aircraft

The Bremen Fibre Institute took some of its fibre-based expertise to Friedrichshafen where, from 10 to 13 April, innovations in the field of light aircraft ... By  Hans-Werner Oertel

“Emerging from a textile-electrical niche, we want to use sensors and artificial intelligence in a T-shirt to positively influence people’s body awareness and in doing so, prevent physical discomfort.” © equil

11/06/2019 – Startup: equil

Startup: equil

Stiff neck? A problem of the past

The Ulm-based startup equil wants to take care of the widespread disease of shoulder and neck tension – with a smart textile T-shirt. By  Hans-Werner Oertel

Power-saw protection with a new textile cut-resistant boot © Oertel

06/06/2019 – Textile networks

Textile networks

Zooming in on ZIM

Innovation is booming in the field of textiles, as is apparent from the funding statistics from Germany’s Central Innovation Programme for SMEs (ZIM). By  Hans-Werner Oertel

For Michael Jänecke, Techtextil/Texprocess 2019 will be his 5th edition as head of the twin fairs. © messe frankfurt

02/05/2019 – Techtextil


Epicentre of techno-textile visions of the future

In the run-up to the trade fair duo Techtextil/Texprocess, textile network spoke to the double trade fair manager Michael Jänecke. By  Hans-Werner Oertel

Young engineers at ITMA: a long-standing tradition of VDMA © VDMA

03/05/2019 – ITMA 2019

ITMA 2019

Spotlight on digitalisation

Opening its doors from 20 to 26 June, only one month after Techtextil/Texprocess in Frankfurt, ITMA in Barcelona will welcome visitors to the world of ... By  Hans-Werner Oertel

Explosionssichere Textilien: Eine BMWi-geförderte Neuentwicklung von Textilforschern aus Chemnitz mit großem Einsatzpotenzial. © STFI

17/04/2019 – BMWi-Innovationstag


Laserresistent und bombensicher

Textil-Neuheiten mit besonderer Schutzwirkung auf dem BMWi-Innovationstag. By  Hans-Werner Oertel

Design model for the Cube building project: this demonstration building is designed to illustrate the pioneering, broad-impact results of the C³ consortium. © Iurii Vakaliuk, TU Dresden

19/03/2019 – Carbon-reinforced concrete

Carbon-reinforced concrete

CUBE – the first fibre-reinforced building in the world

Building history is due to be made on the Einsteinstrasse in Dresden: the first C³ carbon concrete building. By  Hans-Werner Oertel