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Faszination Textil

Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V.


In order to meet the demands for innovation in an expanding market of technical textiles, an application-oriented, industry-related research and development potential  is a necessary pre-requisite.

The Saxon Textile Research Institute e.V. (STFI) is partner for these increasingly complex tasks with the professional competence of qualified staff and modern technical equipment. Through close cooperation with other research institutions, numerous interdisciplinary fields of expertise are covered.

The  diverse applications for technical textiles and nonwovens require constant improvement and modification of the technologies and thus, further and new development of machines and systems. At the same time, new systems developed by the partners in textile mechanical engineering are tested and their wide range of applications is tried out. On this basis, the STFI works very successfully with textile and nonwovens producers and various manufacturers of textile machinery and nonwoven systems.

Any questions?

Your contact

Dr. Yvette Dietzel
Research Director

Phone: +49 371 5274-223



Research focus

Nonwovens I Recycling

  • Web formation
  • Fibre preparation and yarn production
  • Fibre-, spunbond- & meltblown nonwovens

Textile lightweight engineering

  • Production of oriented strand-like structures from recycled carbon fibres
  • Composite Production
  • Testing for composite materials

Techn. woven- and knitted fabrics

  • Weaving & Knitting (Knitwear)
  • Knitting (knitwear)
  • Embroidery

Functionalisation I Composites

  • Process development
  • Ecology & Environmental Protection
  • Textile chemical analytics

Intelligent Production Systems

  • Networked manufacturing
  • Robotics
  • Simulation & Modeling
  • Data analysis and AI

Textile recycling

  • Nonwoven fabrics recycling
  • Carbon fibre recycling
  • Recycling of smart textiles

Internat. Cooperation/Transfer

  • EU projects
  • Research transfer
  • International Networks

Fibre Preparation & Yarn Production

  • Preparation of natural and man-made fibres
  • Tape, yarn and twine production
  • Processing of recycled carbon fibres

Smart Technical Textiles

  • Processing of fibre-optic materials
  • Processing of conductive materials
  • RFID integration in textile structures

Research Services

  • Contract research
  • Customer-oriented product development
  • Small batch production

Research projects

  • Ongoing projects
  • Completed projects
  • International projects



Fields of application





Cooperations & Networks

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