23/11/2021 – Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021 — auf Deutsch lesen

Textile impulses for the future at ADDITC

On November 9 and 10, 2021, one of the most important European technical congresses was held: The Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference.


The event took place digitally this year. © DITF Denkendorf


The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) organized a digital event this year after the conference in 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19. 360 participants from 25 countries and four continents took the opportunity to be present at the important technical congress.

More than 60 lectures in plenary sessions and three parallel sessions were on the program. Experts from industry and research reported on research results and marketable textile innovations in the fields of high-performance fibers, fiber composites, medical textiles, functionalization and textile machine construction. The topics of the conference focused on the upheavals that the textile industry has to cope with due to the digital transformation and the requirements of a sustainable circular economy.

Vast possibilities for textile applications

Whether mobility with fiber composites, architecture with modern building materials or smart textiles for everyday work, health or for new extraordinary sports – there is hardly any area of life where high-tech textiles do not contribute to solving future challenges. The session “quo vadis textile machine concepts” showed that there is also still a lot of innovation potential in terms of methods and processes, which is being exploited.

 Under the motto “From idea to practice”, the Forschungskuratorium Textil e. V. presented successful cooperation projects from the IGF-ZIM program in a separate transfer session, in which representatives from science and industry jointly developed and successfully implemented products and processes.

Speakers from this year’s partner countries Portugal and Spain gave a comprehensive insight into the textile industry and research of both countries with lectures and discussion contributions.

The conference program was complemented by a virtual exhibition of companies and institutes as well as more than 100 scientific posters. Three of the poster presentations were awarded the Best Poster Award of the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference 2021.

  • The next ADD International Textile Conference will again be held as a face-to-face event as usual. On December 1 and 2, 2022, the DWI invites you to Aachen.