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Technical woven and knitted fabrics

Processes, Technologies, Products

The department of technical woven and knitted fabrics provides a huge number of textile machines to demonstrate a variety of industry related textile manufacturing chains. In close cooperation with research and industrial partners we enhance existing and develop new techniques in the -field of woven and knitted fabrics. With the development of new material combinations, new manufacturing processes and corresponding test methods we are a competent partner for research and development.

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Your contact

Dipl.-Ing.
Elke Thiele
Manager Technical woven and knitted fabrics

Phone: +49 371 5274-243

 

 

Textile lightweight / reinforcement structures

  • Textile structures, semi-finished products for composites for lightweight construction
  • Development, construction and design of components/preforms/ reinforcement structures (e. g. warp-knitted fabrics, spacer fabrics, woven fabrics, knitted fabrics, etc.)
  • Near-net-shape manufacturing (resource and material efficiency, high substance utilization, waste avoidance)
  • Local reinforcements
  • Processing of high-performance materials (carbon, glass, basalt, aramid, etc.)
  • Consideration of drape behaviour

 

 

Your Contact

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Franz Klötzer
+49 371 5274-281
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Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Helbig
+49 371 5274-214
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Dipl.-Ing. Heike Metschies
+49 371 5274-213
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Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Metzner
+49 371 5274-212
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Sebastian Jobst, B. Eng.
+49 371 5274-270
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Intelligent textiles in care and medicine

  • Smart auxiliary and care textiles
  • Monitoring of vital functions by textile structures
  • Spacer fabrics for patient positioning
  • Textile medical products and medical aids
  • Orthoses and textile support structures for the musculoskeletal system
  • Cooling and heating systems in bandages/orthoses
  • Textiles for filter systems/dialysis

Your Contact

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

+49 371 5274-252
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Dipl.-Phys.
Nadine Liebig

+49 371 5274-271
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Sebastian Jobst, B. Eng.
+49 371 5274-270
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Dipl.-Biol. Jens Mählmann
+49 371 5274-240
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Manuela Fritzsch

+49 371 5274-215
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Building/environment geotextiles/ geosynthetics

  • Textile reinforcements for building construction and civil engineering
  • Double curved curtain panels
  • Luminous concrete
  • Components for lightweight bridges
  • Urban greening/ landscaping
  • Textile structures for frontage greening
  • Textile mats for greening flat and pitched roofs
  • Floating plant islands
  • Use of renewable raw materials for slope stabilization and renaturation
  • Electrodes for the electro osmosis process for soil drainage
  • Wick drains for soil and slope stabilization
  • Collector mats for solar thermal energy
  • Modular heating and cooling systems
  • Textile growth supports for water purification

Your Contact

Dipl.-Ing. Heike Metschies
+49 371 5274-213
Email


Dipl.-Ing. Corinna Falck
+49 371 5274-252
Email


Dipl.-Biol.
Jens Mählmann

+49 371 5274-240
Email
 

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


Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Metzner
+49 371 5274-212
Email


Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Manuela Fritzsch

+49 371 5274-215
Email


Special textiles

  • Sensor textiles with protection and alarm function
  • Cut-resistant structures with alarm function
  • Integrated product protection with RFID systems
  • Smart luminous structures/smart shading systems
  • Luminescent shading elements
  • Sun sails
  • Large-scale luminous textiles

Your Contact

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


Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Frank Weigand

+49 371 5274-226
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Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Franz Klötzer
+49 371 5274-281
Email


Dipl.-Ing.
Franziska Ebert

+49 371 5274-275
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Nets and ropes

  • Nets and ropes
  • Net and rope developments from high performance fibres
  • Nets for Protection and safety, cargo nets
  • Nets for aquaculture
  • Nets for securing loads in transport vehicles
  • Safety nets for bridge railings
  • Ropes for traction and carrying equipment as well as for special applications

Your Contact

Dipl.-Ing. (FH)
Frank Weigand

+49 371 5274-226
Email


Dipl.-Ing. Corinna Falck
+49 371 5274-252
Email

Dipl.-Ing.
Uwe Metzner

+49 371 5274-212
Email


Sebastian Jobst,
B. Eng.

+49 371 5274-270
Email
 

 

 


Development of textile machines

  • Development of multiaxial technology for series production
  • Development of textile machines for the production of near-net-shape textiles
  • Development of feeding, cutting and positioning technology on warp knitting machines - single yarn feeding
  • Combination of textile technologies
  • test machines for cut resistant tests
  • Development of new textile machines/technologies

Your contact

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Franz Klötzer
+49 371 5274-281
Email


Dipl.-Ing. Reinhard Helbig
+49 371 5274-214
Email
 

Dipl.-Ing. Uwe Metzner
+49 371 5274-212
Email


Sebastian Jobst, B. Eng.
+49 371 5274-270
Email


 

 

Fields of application

 

 

Research News

Bioceramics

Instead of classical, non-degradable and thus durable implant materials, biomedicine is increasingly using bioresorbable materials enabling defect regeneration and supporting the body in self-healing. In the case of bone defects, calcium phosphate bioceramics are advantageous because their chemical composition is close to the mineral phase of the bone matrix – hydroxyapatite (HAP). Since bone tissue is highly anisotropic in structure, research is concentrating on the development of anisotropic bone substitute elements. The focus is on variably dimensionable implants with pore structures that not only allow ingrowth of cells and tissue, but also access by blood capillaries. The aim of this research project was to develop such an implant using textile technology processes.

 

Contact

Dipl.-Phys. Nadine Liebig
+49 371 5274-271
Email

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Art and Technology

"KOMPLEMENTÄR"

Experimental sample of the master's thesis "KOMPLEMENTÄR" (© Theresa Kretsch)
Experimental sample of the master's thesis "KOMPLEMENTÄR" (© Theresa Kretsch)

"In her artistic works, Theresa has shown how wonderfully one can achieve completely new colour effects in the textile surface with only three different yarn colours. The variation of these yarns in arrangement density and layer makes interesting 3D knits possible. You do not need an infinite number of different coloured yarns to bring a great variety of colours into the surface."

Elke Thiele, Manager Technical woven and knitted fabrics at STFI

Under the title "KOMPLEMENTÄR" ("COMPLEMENTARY"), Theresa Kretsch carried out investigations of colour effects in interaction with the structures of knitted fabrics – the STFI supported her in this project. Theresa Kretsch dealt with the effects of the stitch pattern and the properties of the yarn on reflection, absorption and transmission of light in knitted fabrics. She found that the combination of construction-related effects (moire and traversing) with colour effects of complementary contrasts (increase of luminosity / grey formation / flickering) creates knitted fabrics with a holographic effect. The knitted fabrics form a new thematic field in textile design through the way they combine material, structure, effect and dimension.

Further Projects

Car Park


01/2020–06/2022

Weather extremes, such as heavy snowfall in winter, freezing rain or very rapid temperature drops into the frostrange with simultaneously wet surfaces, require the use of expensive and environmentally harmful de-icing salts in order to fulfill the obligation to maintain road safety, which in turn promote chloride impact in the reinforced concrete component and lead to reinforcement corrosion. The use of a surface heating system is obvious here, but is bound to clear limitations in the reinforced concrete component. As a result, the application of these systems results in very long heating and reaction times. Thus, panel heating is not able to react quickly to weather extremes. Due to their material characteristics, non-metallic reinforcements made of carbon fibres (carbon fibres) are an alternative, since they themselves constitute the reinforcement and, due to their high corrosion resistance, can be installed close to the surface. Therefore, a multifunctional solution approach using glass/carbon reinforcements is chosen in the Car Park research project.

(Picture: Multifunctional reinforcement element – Warp knitted fabric made of glass fibre rovings and carbon fibre rovings with connecting cable for power supply)

 

Contact

Dipl.-Phys. Nadine Liebig
+49 371 5274-271
Email

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Completed Projects

Title

Duration

Editor

CF-Datenträger

10/2019–03/2022

F. Weigand

Bio-Net

01/2020–02/2022

C. Falck

SOFIMA

08/2019–01/2022

E. Thiele

InSeat

11/2019–01/2022

C. Falck

futureTEX: CNC-Tex

08/2019–12/2021

J. Mählmann

Multifunktionale Fassadenplatte

07/2019–11/2021

H. Metschies

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