As an applied research institute, we regard ourselves primarily as a partner for industry.

Small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) in particular benefit from the practical solutions, which our interdisciplinary teams of specialists work together to develop.

Thanks to the close cooperation between textile engineers, chemists, medics, biologists, and physicists, we are able to provide and optimise a diverse range of products and procedures for a wide spectrum of sectors in line with individual requirements.

Our involvement in national and international research networks and committees also enables us to continuously expand our knowledge base and to play an active role in shaping the research environment.

As part of publicly sponsored research projects, we work on the latest scientific findings and link them to potential applications in industry. Our expertise also provides the basis for the market-oriented research and development projects which we carry out on behalf of companies .

We are members of the following innovation networks: