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CurveTex facade with drapable, elastically adapted rein-forcement textiles made of alkali-resistant glass fibres and a fine concrete matrix © Stanecker Betonfertigteilwerk GmbH

04/01/2019 – RWTH Aachen University, ITA

RWTH Aachen University, ITA

Innovation impulses from textile reinforced concrete

The world's first double-curved textile reinforced concrete facade - novel drapable textile structure also sets innovation impulses for other industries By  Iris Schlomski

Microscopic image of a reflector warp knit fabricated at the ITA © ITA-Institut für Textiltechnik (Aachen)

29/11/2018 – ITA/RWTH Aachen


Textile in space

The Institut für Textiltechnik Aachen (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University has successfully launched its Aerospace engineering and Manufacturing program. By  Iris Schlomski

Structure of heat balance measure (developed in-house at DITF) © DITF

The target? Ensuring clothing provides optimal heat exchange! By  Iris Schlomski

Project launch: (from left) MdL Peter Tomaschko, Christian Egger (AUTEFA Solutions Germany GmbH), Finance and Home State Secretary Dr. Hans Reichhart, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. (NAS RA) Arndt Bode (Bayerische Forschungsstiftung) © Bayerische Forschungsstiftung

11/09/2018 – Autefa Solutions

Autefa Solutions

“CaRMA” research project

Bavarian research foundation Bayerische Forschungsstiftung is pouring EUR 492,700 into the development of innovative multi-material non-wovens. By  Iris Schlomski

The Graphene Dress: light, transparent and strong © Cutecircuit

09/07/2018 – Cutecircuit


Illuminating, sparkling and communicative

Smart wearables are a highly promising sector of the textile industry. CuteCircuit is one of the first suppliers of electrically networked clothing. By  Editorial staff

Pigment ink... © DITF

03/07/2018 – DITF


Colourfast printing with pigment inks

The quality of digital textile printing is determined by the combination of chemicals used in the process. By  Iris Schlomski

Sweating for science - in the project Spacetex2, Dr Alexander Gerst will test the cooling performance of functional shirts both on Earth (see picture of him during a training session at the European Astronaut Centre EAC in spring 2018) and in space © DLR

Towards new horizons: “Spacetex2” researches functional textiles under zero gravity By  Iris Schlomski