Friends Association


Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Schmenk © Copyright: ITA


Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Schmenk

Head of Corporate Development


+49 241 80 23458



Our goal

The Friends Association was founded in November 1989. The association exclusively aims at promoting science and research in the field of Textile Technology for the Institute of Textile Technology at RWTH Aachen.

This includes:

  • Supporting teaching and learning through financing / co-financing of field trips, teaching materials, machine equipment and metrology.
  • learning of soft skills, structured approach and creativity
  • promote practical and international training and educational measures

We request you to support our training and teaching. Kindly note that donations are tax-deductible.

We will gladly provide you with a donation receipt as soon as we receive your funds.

Sparkasse Aachen
IBAN:DE49 3905 0000 0000 0503 36

Managing directors


We thank the following donors for their support in recent years:

Aachen Maastrich Institute for Biobased Materials AMIBM , Maastrich (NL)

FEG Textiltechnik, Aachen

Freudenberg Vliesstoffe KG, Weinheim

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstadt

Karl-Mayer Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Obertshausen

LIBA Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Naila

RKW SE, Frankenthal

Technoform Bautec Holding GmbH, Fuldabrück

TEMAFA Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Bergisch-Gladbach

Trützschler GmbH & Co. KG, Mönchengladbach

V. Fraas AG & Co. KG, Helmbrechts

Verband der Nordwestdeutschen Textil- und Bekleidungsindustrie e.V., Münster

Veritas AG, Gelnhausen