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Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung awards ITA graduate

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Jun '20
Pic: Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University
Pic: Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University
The Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung, based in Germany, has honoured a project of the ITA and awarded a sponsorship prize to the ITA graduate, Ricarda Wissel. She has been awarded for her thesis ‘Implementation of elastic yarns made from carbon dioxide based thermoplastic polyurethane in socks’, with funding for a subject-specific continuation of her education.

The ITA receives the project sponsorship prize for the project ‘Smart Textiles - an interdisciplinary training course to promote young scientists in future technologies’, which was submitted to Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung by ITA’s PhD candidate, Simon Kammler.

ITA scientist, Ing Pavan Manvi has developed a melt spinning process at ITA for the production of elastic yarn from thermoplastic polyurethane, in which carbon dioxide is used as one of the raw materials. In her bachelor thesis, Wissel has successfully developed a process chain for the CO2-based yarn in a textile end product for the first time. In cooperation with the company, Falke, and Manvi, who supervised Wissel’s work, the yarn was used to produce a sock, according to a media statement by ITA.

By reusing carbon dioxide from industrial waste as a raw material for textile and clothing products, the carbon dioxide balance can be improved and thus contributes directly to climate protection. The sponsorship prize of the Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung is endowed with €6,000 for the specialist further training of Wissel.

The development of textiles with additional digital functions, so-called ‘Smart Textiles’, is considered a future-oriented field of research. In his project submission, Kammler presented a concept for a lecture series on Smart Textiles at ITA and developed a new type of measuring stand for measuring the capacity and conductivity of fibres. The project is funded by the Wilhelm-Lorch-Stiftung with a prize money of €10,000.

With the conception of a new lecture series, Kammler is supporting ITA in its goal of providing the best possible training for young scientists. The focus is on imparting far-reaching interdisciplinary skills in order to master the challenges of current fields of research.

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