From idea to transfer
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.
Fields of application
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.
F. Siegel, J. Mählmann
R. Lungwitz, S. L. Zedler