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Techtextil Innovation Award for bio-based hygiene nonwovens

04.08.2022 Research

At this year's Techtextil, Patrick Engel, head of Center of Excellence in Nonwovens, and his colleagues achieved the Techtextil Innovation Award in the "New Concept" category. In cooperation with Kelheim Fibres GmbH and Sumo GmbH, he received the award for the development of a bio-based hygiene nonwoven – a good example of how research and industry are breaking new ground in sustainability through collaboration in an open innovation approach.

A visit to the SOS Children's Village Saxony in Zwickau

Donation certificate handed over

27.07.2022 General

The SOS Children's Village in Zwickau was once again close to our hearts in our anniversary year 2022. Instead of a sea of flowers, we wanted our anniversary guests and well-wishers to make a donation to the SOS Children's Village in Zwickau. The amount collected makes us speechless and happy at the same time. On 20th of July 2022, Dr. Illing-Günther, Managing Director, as well as Berit Lenk and Kareen Pfab from the Public Relations team visited the Children's Village and handed the 6.930 € donation to Susann Pohle, head of the Children's Village, and Berthold Grenz. The money will be used to support the research station and the Children's Village's own bee project.

STFI at Techtextil 2022

15.07.2022 Events

"Beyond innovation" was the motto of this year's Techtextil which took place at the Frankfurt exhibition centre from 21 to 24 June 2022. Around 63,000 visitors enjoyed the entire spectrum of technical textiles, functional apparel textiles and textile technologies presented by 2,300 exhibitors. Parallel to Techtextil, Texprocess, and this year, for the first time, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles Heimtextil, were held at the same time.

Kick-off meeting of the project Falona

20.12.2021 Research

On 06.12.2021, the kick-off meeting of the BMWi-funded project "Falona " (INNO-KOM, project no. 49VF210027) took place. In cooperation with the Faserinstitut Bremen e.V., the Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. is investigating the orientation of magnetised fibres. The aim is to optimise the fibre orientation in the carded fibre web by reorienting the fibres in a magnetic field. Two different research approaches are being investigated as part of the project.

Kick-off zum Projekt Hydrolysebeständige Hotmelt-Klebeverbunde

05.07.2021 Research

Am 23.06.2021 fand in Dresden das Kick-off-Meeting zum AIF-IGF-Projekt „Entwicklung hydrolysebeständiger Hotmelt-Klebeverbunde für Prozessluft- und Klimaanwendungen unter Beachtung/Einhaltung hygienischer Anforderungen“ (21881 BR/1, Laufzeit: 06/2021 bis 11/2023) statt. In diesem Forschungsvorhaben kooperieren das Institut für Luft- und Kältetechnik gGmbH und das Sächsische Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. (STFI) miteinander.

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