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Faszination Textil

Intelligent Production Systems


The "materials" STFI is dealing with in the context of the digital transformation of the textile industry are of course not materials in the classical sense. Instead of yarns or textile surfaces, the focus is on company processes that are already digitalised, that need to be digitalised or that are to be optimised and merged.

The focus is primarily on processes related to manufacturing, logistics, handling of textiles, networking and IT security as well as quality assurance along the textile value chain.

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Dirk Zschenderlein
Department Manager Intelligent Production Systems

Phone: +49 371 5274-283

  • Production planning and control
  • Modelling of machine and product parameters
  • Simulation of material flows
  • Web-based, individual configuration of products
  • Networking of software systems
  • Retrofitting of machines (retrofit)
  • Digitally supported and automated creel loading
  • Automated handling of textile goods and substrates
  • Robot-assisted tape binding and technical finishing
  • Transport of finished goods by mobile robot systems
  • Automated transfer of endless goods
  • Interface management
  • Networking and visualisation of data sources and web-based services
  • Goods display system
  • Automated error detection

Research News

KIMONO – Customised modelling of neurodermatitis textiles

Project KIMONO deals with the topic of how neurodermatitis textiles can be individually modelled and configured. The aim is to develop a tool with which neurodermatitis clothing can be customised and made up. In addition to neurodermatitis-active additives, new material combinations will also be included in this development, so that even innovative textile surfaces can be expected as potential preliminary products.



Dipl.-Geogr. Marco Barteld
+49 371 5274-188

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TOPAS – Physiologically optimised protective masks for everyday use

Respiratory masks are a hindrance when breathing and speaking, they fog up the glasses, slip and usually do not make the best impression visually either. In the TOPAS project, an alliance of science and industry has made a contribution to optimising the protective effect and wearing comfort as well as the general acceptance of respiratory masks suitable for everyday use for all age groups.

(Picture: Cross-section of a mask with basic body, filter module and filter cover)



Dipl.-Betriebswirt (BA) Sven Reichel
+49 371 5274-193

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Further projects

VirtualTextileLearning – Learning and assistance systems in the learning process

The aim of the VirtualTextileLearning project is to use the potential of digital technologies to integrate learning into the work process in order to enable self-determined and user-adaptive lifelong learning. In the process, learning location-specific solutions were developed that contribute to the recruitment of skilled workers, support the securing of skilled workers and promote qualification. The implementation project creates synergies between the learning locations of the company, the school and the research and experimental field. New technological impulses are set at all learning locations, for example through the use of data glasses.

Project duration: 06/2019–05/2022



Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Sandra Döhler
+49 371 5274-287

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Completed projects




Inkubator – Von der Forschung
in die Praxis: futureTEX
Inkubator für technische
Textilien und disruptive Produkte


D. Zschenderlein

Modellierung individueller


S. Reichel



A. Böhm



M. Barteld



S. Reichel

Cooperations & Networks

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