Publicly Funded Research


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the public sponsors and their respective project management agencies for the financial funding of our research projects. This includes in particular the Federal Ministries BMBF and BMWi, AiF, EU, DFG, the NRW state and many other organizations and foundations.


The projects at ITA are mostly carried out in close cooperation with the industry. The majority of the projects are designed to be multidisciplinary. For this purpose, we cooperate with other faculties of RWTH Aachen University and with a number of research institutes at other universities and organisations.

Subject Area of research Funding Project start Project end
HybridCatch - Development of a mechanical-pneumatic stretching and catching system for air-jet weaving machines Textile Engineering IGF 2018 2019
OnLoomPattern - Automatic real-time defect detection in textiles with complex patterning structures Textile Engineering IGF 2017 2019
SoundTex - Development of a fabric with increased sound ab-sorption capacity through the use of non-circular fibers Man-Made Fibre Technology ZIM 2018 2020
CarboYarn Textile Engineering AiF 2018 2019
HEATex - Development of heat-exposed occupational safety textiles Textile Engineering ZIM 2017 2019
SAMstrick - Development of friction-reduced, low-wear cam parts for knitting machines Textile Engineering ZIM 2017 2019
EcoVessel - Cost-effective production of lightweight CFRP pressure vessels for the storage of gases and fluids in mobile applications Composites BMBF 2018 2021
PulOrgano - Development of fully and homogenously consolidated fibre reinforced thermoplastic composite rods for use
in automotive roof struts
Composites ZIM 2017 2019
Preformtransport - Development of packaging and transport solutions for textile 3D preforms Composites AiF 2017 2020
AgriTexSil Man-Made Fibre Technology BMBF 2018 2020
Dissolving on Demand Man-Made Fibre Technology BMBF 2017 2020
ZIM MadTex - Development of an innovative procedure for the functionalization and coating of novel textile wound dressings with a protein-based active ingredient Medical Textiles AiF/ZIM 2018 2020
Fortschrittskolleg Verbund.NRW: Increasing Resource Efficiency in the Use of Composite Materials and Constructions in the Civil Engineering Sector Textile Construction MiWG 2016 2020
AutoComp3D - Development of a process for the automated production of complex, bionic short fiber composite structures using 3D-printed carrier forms wetted in fiber sludge Composites ZIM 2017 2019
EndNatBond - Investigation of the application potential of bonding technology for joining endless natural fibre reinforced plastics in the automotive sector Composites AiF 2018 2019
OptiDrape Composites AiF 2017 2019
DrapeFix Composites AiF 2017 2019
Composites Reloaded Composites AiF 2018 2020
GeniusTex – Smart Textile Platform Product Development BMWi 2018 2020
BraidControl - Development of a system for the optical measurement of the braiding angle close to the braiding point for the purpose of controlling an over-braiding processes Composites ZIM 2017 2019
Lightweight Pavement – LiPa - Development of a large-format, thin-walled and lightweight concrete floor slab in textile concrete construction Textile Construction ZIM 2018 2020
TailCo : Fibre composite structures based on tailor-made reinforcement products Composites BMBF 2018 2021
ARP² : Automatic production of repair patches for fibre composite materials Composites BMBF 2017 2020
PolyInt - Development of an online measuring device for the evaluation of the processability of polymers in plastic forming processes with high elongation rates Man-Made Fibre Technology AiF (ZIM) 2018 2020
Reputex - Development of a biodegradable agricultural textile with con-tinuously released odorous substances for the repulsion of insects Man-Made Fibre Technology BMBF (PTJ) 2018 2019
ProNano - Systematic process design for the fabrication of nanomodified fiber-based implants for use in ablation therapy Medical Textiles AiF/IGF 2018 2019
GraSage - Modelling of electrical and thermal transport mechanisms in graphene-modified polymer compounds and fibres Man-Made Fibre Technology DFG 2018 2020
FiberCap - Production of electrically capacitive tri-component fibres by addition of graphene in the melt spinning process Man-Made Fibre Technology DFG 2017 2019
MiCoPlAST - Functionalized mineral composite materials as dielectric barrier in the process combination of dielectrically hindered gas discharge, mineral adsorber and bioscrubber for the treatment of exhaust air streams Textile Construction BMWi 2018 2020
NCF-CAE - Simulation of Non-Crimp Fabrics based on Computational isogeometric shell elements, analytical averaging and experimental analysis Composites DFG 2019 2021
CroCO2PETs “Cross-linkable CO2-Polyether polyols” Man-Made Fibre Technology European Institute of Innovation & Technology 2015 2018

AllOxITD - Development and Manufacturing of an AllOxide Inter Turbine Duct for Aeroengines

Man-Made Fibre Technology Europäische Union - Horizon 2020 - Clean Sky 2 2015 2019

SmartPipe - Research of a textile reinforced pipe system with in-tegrated monitoring functions

Textile Construction BMBF 2017 2020

LEDSensTex - LED and sensor-assisted wound therapy with textile wound dressing

Medical Textiles


2017 2020

Ultra-sonic consolidated bio-based hybrid tapes

Man-Made Fibre Technology

ZIM Germany & bpi France

2017 2019

ThermoformSim - Multi-Scale Modelling of Thermoplastic Fibre Reinforced Composites during Thermoforming

Composites DFG 2017 2020
CAST - Cardiac measuring shirt for telemedicine Medical Textiles

Euostars-2 joint programme with co-funding from the Euopean Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

2016 2018
BIO4SELF - Biobased self-funcionalised self-reinforced composite materials based on high performance nanofibrillar PLA fibres Composites EU H 2020 2016 2019