ITA researchers win second prize of "International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Awards 2019"

ITA scientists with Christian Cambier, Théophile Legrand Foundation Copyright: © Fondation Théophile Legrand

ITA scientists with Christian Cambier, Théophile Legrand Foundation: Richard Haas, Christian Cambier, Dr Robert Brüll, Alexander Lüking (from left to right)


On 13 March, researchers from Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University were awarded the second prize of the International Théophile Legrand Textile Innovation Awards 2019 in Paris. The researchers Richard Haas, Alexander Lüking and Dr Robert Brüll received the prize for the development of a novel coating technology for individual glass filaments in the spinning process for the production of a glass-thermoplastic fibre. This coating technology makes it possible for the first time to completely coat and impregnate individual glass filaments. The impregnation allows more fibres to fit into a component - this increases the fibre volume content and thus the strength of the finished component. Fully impregnated fibres are easier to process and thus promise shorter production cycle times.

"This technology will revolutionise the fibre composite market and open up new economic opportunities for the automotive sector and other lightweight industries," enthuses Dr Robert Brüll, ITA.

Since 2009, the Théophile Legrand Foundation in France has been awarding the international prize to PhD students and scientists for outstanding innovations.



Dr. Robert Brüll

Head of Technical Fibres