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Faszination Textil

Functionalisation I


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Functionalisation I Chemical Analytics

The aim of our basic and application-oriented research activities is the realisation of special functionalities of technical textiles. We mainly achieve this through the alteration or modification of surfaces or through combination of different textiles by coating, finishing, printing or lamination.

To support the textile industry with solutions to future challenges we focus on finding suitable materials and technical processes in order to realise products with certain (surface) properties: We therefore consider the influence of material structure itself as well as the multiple possibilities gained by combining different materials or functionalities. We try to establish energy- and resource-efficient procedures and to find ways to minimize the amounts of harmful substances in products and manufacturing processes.

Through close cooperation with industry, our joint ideas lead to customized product innovations that can be quickly established on the market.

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Your contact

Dr. rer. nat.
Ralf Lungwitz
Manager Functionalisation I Composites

Phone: +49 371 5274-248

Processes, Technologies, Products

  • Pre-treatment process
  • Coating/finishing processes
  • Printing and laser processes and structure development (2D and 3D)

Technical Equipment

  • Finishing Technical Centre
  • Laser Technical Centre


  • Textile chemical and human ecology testing
  • Tests according to OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100
  • Material characterisation

Ecology and Environmental Protection

  • Application of bio-based functional materials
  • Micro- and nanostructuring of textiles
  • Treatment of exhaust air and waste water

Research services

  • Product and process development for textile finishing and coating
  • Technology consulting and environmental protection consulting


  • Waterborne high viscosity coating systems
  • 100 % coating systems
  • Water-based low viscosity inks and finishes

Intelligent Production Systems

  • Networked production and robotics
  • Simulation and modelling
  • Data analysis



Fields of application



Research News


The objectives of the project are the development of conductive carbon black (carbon) and copper (copper) based formulations, which enable the generation of electrically conductive, dissipative and sensory structures on textile substrates and represent a significantly more cost-effective alternative to silver-based systems. In addition, the focus is on the development of single-layer and multilayer structures, taking into account textile-ink interaction and film formation between copper and carbon black layers.



Tobias Richter, M. Sc
+49 371 5274-285

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C6C8 turn GREEN – An ecological alternative for fluorocarbon finishing

The demand for permanent water-, dirt- and oil-repellent properties of functional textiles is achieved according to the current state of the art by application with fluorinated polymers (FP) or per- or polyfluorinated low molecular weight chemicals (PFC).

The beneficial properties achieved with FP on textiles are offset by ecological and human ecological risks. Currently, leading manufacturers of textile auxiliaries are engaged in the development of high-performance fluorine-free products. Unfortunately, studies show that these products do not meet the requirements in the area of oil repellency compared to fluorocarbon finishing. With the development of fluorine-free surface modifiers, the project aims at a sustainable finishing of textiles without limiting their functional properties. Ultrahydrophobic, oil-repellent and soil-repellent textile finishes are to be synthesised and applied according to a novel concept. The developments are aimed at small or medium-sized companies in the field of technical textiles, HOMETECH, PORTTECH, MEDTECH, PROTECH, MOBILTECH. With the use of functional finishes, these companies are to expand their business using their core competences.



Dr. rer. nat. Ralf Lungwitz
+49 371 5274-248

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