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Faszination Textil

Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V.





Fibrous materials

  • Staple fibres from synthetic polymers: (PP, PES, PLA, PBS, PA, special fibres)
  • Special fibres from non-polymers: metal, glass fibres, basalt fibres
  • Organic animal natural fibres: sheep wool, alpaca wool
  • Organic natural plant fibres: cotton, kapok, flax, hemp, leaf fibres
  • Reclaimed fibres from textile production: waste and old clothes

Granules for extrusion

  • Petrochemical polymers: PP, PES, PA, PEEK, PU
  • Polymers from renewable raw materials: PLA, PBS




Patrick Engel, M. Sc.
+49 371 5274-209



Textile Lightweight Engineering

  • Reinforcement fibres: carbon, glass, basalt, aramid and natural fibres
  • Thermoplastic matrix materials: PP, PA, PES, PEI, PPS, PEEK
  • Thermoset matrix materials: epoxy resins, polyester resins, polyurethanes, acrylic resins, bio-based resins
  • Elastomer matrix systems: various EPDM compounds
  • Mineral matrix systems: concrete


Christopher Albe, M. Sc.
+49 371 5274-241



Technical woven and knitted Fabrics

Fibres and yarns

  • Natural fibres: cotton, hemp, coconut
  • Man-made fibres: polyester, polypropylene, polyamide
  • High performance fibres: Dyneema®, Aramid
  • Mineral fibres: carbon, glass, basalt
  • Conductive yarns: stainless steel wire, mixed yarns, silver-plated yarns

Sensors and actuators

  • Electrically conductive: stainless steel wire, sensor foil
  • Fibre optic material: polyester monofilament

Non-textile materials

  • Wood
  • Hay
  • Straw
  • Sand
  • Gravel
  • Ceramics
  • Clay


Dipl.-Ing. Elke Thiele
+49 371 5274-243



Functionalisation I Composites

  • Waterborne high viscosity coating systems
  • 100 % coating systems (e.g. thermoplastic, UV-curing)
  • Water-based low viscosity inks and finishes
  • Functional pigments


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



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