STFI welcomes new Managing Scientific Director 

At the beginning of the year 2018, STFI expanded its management with an excellent scientist and proven digitalization expert in the TechTex industry.

Dr.-Ing. Yves-Simon Gloy (on the left in the picture) is now taking over the function of Managing Scientific Director. The former sole Managing Director, Dipl.-Ing.-Ök. Andreas Berthel, continues his work as Managing Financial Director. With the expansion of the top management, best conditions have been created for the continuation of the STFI success story.


EURATEX and BusinessEurope showcase Textile Circular Economy Success Stories - Looking for more examples

EURATEX collaborates with BusinessEurope, the representative body of the European industry to showcase good examples of companies which have adopted circular economy concepts in their production and business. The target is to reach 100 such cases from across Europe.

So far EURATEX has identified 45 cases and 15 of those are already online at BuisnessEurope's Circular Economy Industry Platform

EURATEX is certain that many more textile and clothing companies, large and small, across Europe are experimenting with circular economy concepts and invites those companies to join the showcase. Interested companies should contact Mauro Scalia, Head of Sustainable Businesses at EURATEX 


DITF, ITA & STFI: Inauguration of the SME-Industry 4.0 Competence Centre "Textile Connected" 

This center of excellence educates small and medium-sized enterprises about the prospects and challenges of digitalization. Research institutes in Aachen (ITA), Denkendorf (DITF), Chemnitz (STFI) and Stuttgart (Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft) syndicate the consortium which is led by the German textile and fashion industry confederation textil+mode. Local centres of excellence assist this industry through expert knowledge, demonstration centers, networks for feedback and concrete practical examples. Within the following months, window displays will be created in each project partner’s location, explaining the use of digitalization of their core area.

The DITF in Denkendorf are specialized in personalized products within apparel, smart textiles and light weight construction.
ITA RWTH Aachen’s display window features a fully integrated textile process chain showing the economic benefits of digital transmission.

“Mittelstand-Digital” is a programme of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy to inform SME about the opportunities of digitalisation. Regional competence centres help small retailers as well as the larger industrial members with expert knowledge, demonstration centres, networks for exchanging experiences and practical examples The federal ministry of economy and power enables the use of all Mittelstand-Digital services free of charge. (


Centrocot: CIRCULAR ECONOMY – Workshop in Barcelona – CircE Interreg Europe project 

Centrocot participated to the Barcelona Meeting of the CircE Interreg Europe project (European regions toward Circular Economy) on 23rd and 24th of November with the Lombardy Region Stakeholders Group.
Several best practices on circular economy and opportunities to exchange have been detected and analysed during the meeting in eight sectoral sessions.
The Textile sector has been one of those investigated as a priority sector of the partnership, notably by the Catalunya and Lombardy regions.


HS Niederrhein: International Week of Narrow Fabrics and Smart Textiles 

The International Week of Narrow Fabrics and Smart Textiles will take place in Moenchengladbach/Germany on February 19th to 23rd, 2018.

The following events will take place, which can be attended separately:
February 19th, 2018        Braiding Patterning Course
February 20th, 2018        Braiding Colloquium
February 21st, 2018        Narrow Weaving Colloquium
February 22nd, 2018       Smart Textiles Colloquium
February 23rd, 2018       Weaving Patterning Course

Find the program  and registration information at