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Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung (DITF)

Excellence in Textile Research

The German Institute for Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) is the largest textile research center in Europe with more than 300 scientific staff covering an area of ​​more than 25,000 m². Under one roof, Denkendorf has three research facilities:

The Institut for Texitle and Fiber research Denkendorf (ITV) The Institute for Textile Chemistry and Chemiefasern Denkendorf (ITCF) The Center for Management Research (DITF-MR)

The DITF is the only textile research institute worldwide to cover the entire production and value chain of textiles with its institutes and research areas:

From the molecule to the product From the idea to the market-oriented solution As a reliable partner to the economy

The DITF textile research and development projects in the fields of chemistry, materials science, process engineering, materials engineering, machine and plant construction as well as management are working on the topics of the DITF.

Category Institutes
Working areas Biomaterials, Services, Development, Research, Medicine



DITF honored with Techtextil Innovation Award for research on self-cooling textiles

With 1700 exhibitors from 53 countries this year, the international trade fair Techtextil in Frankfurt am Main is the leading forum for the textile sector. The presentation of the…


CO2-negative construction thanks to new composite material

A new composite material is finding its way into the construction industry. Made from natural stone, carbon fibers and biochar, it is an alternative to reinforced concrete. It is…


Markus Milwich represents "Lightweight Design Agency for Baden-Württemberg"

Lightweight design is a key enabler for addressing the energy transition and sustainable economy. Following the liquidation of the state agency Leichtbau BW GmbH, a consortium…


Spinning sustainable and functional fiber materials

The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) have modernized and significantly expanded their melt spinning pilot plant with support from the State of…