Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / New centre for research in textile fibres inaugurated in Germany
New centre for research in textile fibres inaugurated in Germany
03
Oct '11
On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, Thuringian Institute of Textile and Plastics Research (TITK) has inaugurated a 1.5 million euro centre to develop biopolymers – new fibres made from renewable raw materials.

Established in 1991, the Rudolstadt, Germany-based Institute today employs around 100 scientists and researchers generating annual sales of €15 million. Through its research department, TITK helps small and medium-sized companies in product innovations. In recent years, TITK has focused on research in fibrous materials.

The new centre has been set up on 1,000 square metres of area and offers ten jobs in the field of textile research. The team will be headed by Dr. Frank Meister, who currently heads the research on developing textile fibres with integrated insect protection.

The fibres developed in TITK will be used in making fabrics that protect the wearer from mosquito and insect bites and would be useful in making T-shirts, jackets, trousers and socks, explained Dr. Meister.

He added that TITK is also undertaking research for developing textile fibres with skin-protecting properties. These fibres nourish the skin with vitamin E, which is preserved even after more than 50 washes. These would be useful for people suffering from skin conditions like eczema as well as for healthy people.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pakistan’s textile exports up 7.72% in July-Oct ’17

Textiles | On 21st Nov 2017

Pakistan’s textile exports up 7.72% in July-Oct ’17

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased by...

Brandix signs JV with Best Pacific of Hong Kong

Textiles | On 21st Nov 2017

Brandix signs JV with Best Pacific of Hong Kong

In a joint venture (JV) with the global synthetic materials...

CAI estimates 2017-18 cotton crop at 375 lakh bales

Textiles | On 21st Nov 2017

CAI estimates 2017-18 cotton crop at 375 lakh bales

In its first estimate of the cotton crop for the 2017-18 season...

Interviews View All

Nuno Venda
ROQ

‘There has been an increase in demand for water based inks, rather than...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Hannah Lane
Redress

Encouragement from brands will motivate supply chains to become more...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search