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
FlamPAFas - Development and investigation of new flame retardants based on phosphoric acrylates and methacrylates as additives for aliphatic polyamide fibres (PA)

Man-Made Fibre

FKT 2019 2021
Membrane modules - Development of gas (vapor) separation hollow fibers based on green technology approach and new 3D woven design of membrane modules Man-Made Fibre DFG 2019 2020
TFPInsert - Development of a preforming process using TFP embroidery technology for direct integration of inserts Composites ZIM 2019 2021
POF - Prediction and Modelling of
thermal and optical treatment’s influence on the basis of structural properties of polymer optical fibres
Man-Made Fibre Technology DFG 2018 2020
FiberKleb Man-Made Fibre Technology IGF 2019 2021
BakTex - Investigation of textile parameters influencing bacterial adherence and growth in medical textiles to reduce hospitals infections Medical Textiles AiF - IGF 2017 2019
EMSHIELD - Development of a material made of recycled carbon fibres for shielding, reflection and absorption of electromagnetic radiation Product Development AiF 2019 2020
OFC: Oxide ceramic fibre composites with three-dimensional reinforcement architecture Product Development DFG 2015 2019
HyPer-Organo - Development of an ultra-thin highperformance organic sheet for series components Composites ZIM 2018 2020
Varidrall - Innovative twisting unit for texturing spun-dyed filament yarns Man-Made Fibre Technology AiF ZIM 2018 2020
Ianis - Intraaneurysmal implant with flow modulating properties Medical Textiles European Regional Development Fund North Rhine-Westphalia (EFRE.NRW) 2018 2021
NormATex - Standards for Spacer Fabrics Textile Engineering BMWi - WIPANO 2018 2019
Woven-PlusX - Fabric-based multiaxial laminates optimised for waste cutting Composites AiF 2018 2020
TailCo: Fibre composite structures based on tailored textiles Composites BMBF 2018 2021
AeroBasalt – Development of an energy-efficient, ultralight and recyclable fibre reinforced composite made of basalt fibres and silicate aerogels Composites BMBF 2017 2019
ZIM luminous flag Man-Made Fibre Technology ZIM 2018 2020
Automatic Needle Change on Large Circular Knitting machines Textile Engineering ZIM 2017 2019
NeoAcousticWeave - Development of a novel acoustic reinforcement fabric for violins made of CFRP Composites ZIM 2018 2020
FreshOnFresh - Malleable pre-impregnated textile reinforcement structures for curing in concrete Textile Construction AiF 2018 2020
RezyTiv - Production of recycled C-fibre-reinforced organo sheets by application of the surface coating with additive matrix materials Textile Engineering IGF 2017 2019
Tape2Demand - Tailored carbon fibre binder tapes for out-of-autoclave RTM and infusion processes Composites AiF 2018 2020
Oriented-Hybridroving - Development of a hybrid reinforcing fibre with high filament orientation for the production of thermoplastic fibre composites Composites ZIM 2017 2019
DensiSpul - Development of a system for the generation of setting suggestions for cross winding machines on the basis of a simulation Man-Made Fibre Technology AiF 2017 2019
BOA - Development of a physical bionic process for the removal of oil contamination from water using superhydrophobic functional textiles Man-Made Fibre Technology German Federal Environmental Foundation 2019 2020
pHMed - Solution spun PLA fibres with pH-neutral degradation characteristics Medical Textiles EFRE.NRW 2017 2020
PulmoStent2 - Validation of innovation potential of a biohybrid stent for use in the respiratory tract Medical Textiles BMBF 2017 2020
How2MultiWind - Development of a technical and eco-nomic design instrument for sustainable multifilament wound composite pressure vessels Composites AiF 2019 2020
ResedaBraid: Reduction of damage to ceramic fibers in the braiding process chain Product Development ZIM 2017 2019
DigiTextil - Digital, cross-company networking and use of Big Data for error tracing along the textile process Textile Engineering IGF 2018 2019
MimiCart Medical Textiles Regenerative medicine crossing borders (RegMedXB) 2017 2022
HotTube – Development of an individually adaptable consolidation technique for curved profiles made of FRP Composites ZIM 2018 2020
ThermoformSim- Multi-Scale Modelling of Thermoplastic Fibre Reinforced Composites during Thermoforming Composites DFG 2017 2020
Opti-TFP - Development of a material- and load-path optimized TFP preform technology for the processing of multicomponent mixed fibres in thermoplastic composites Composites ZIM 2018 2020
FIND - Error detection and location on large circular knitting machines Textile Engineering ZIM 2016 2019
MFW OptiPreg Composites ZIM 2018 2020
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
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 - Development of a textile with silica coating for environmental friendly control of insects in agricultural production Man-Made Fibre Technology BMBF 2018 2020
Dissolving on Demand - Development of on demand self-dissolving sewing threads to enable the recyclability of textiles 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
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
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

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