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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

Frank Siegel
Manager Functionalisation/Chem. analytics

Phone: +49 371 5274-265

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 STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®
  • 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

Digitisation & Industrie 4.0

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



Fields of application



Research News


09/2018 – 08/2021

The aim of this R&D project is the development of a digitally controllable flexible finishing technology based on digital processes from the printing and coating industry for the efficient full-surface and geometry-controlled finishing of textile surfaces. With the help of this technology, it will be possible to use resources more considerately, reduce changeover efforts on finishing machines and apply finishing chemicals precisely to the textile without contact. A first machine prototype was presented at the ITMA 2019 in Barcelona by the project partner Suchy Textilmaschinenbau GmbH.



Dr.-Ing. Frank Siegel
+49 371 5274-265

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Completed Projects






T. Petzold



D. Wenzel



M. Gültner



F. Siegel, J. Mählmann

Eco Cut Pro


M. Gültner



R. Lungwitz, S. L. Zedler



T. Petzold

Cooperations & Networks

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