ITM: Carbon Fiber Laboratory of the Research Center Carbon Fibers Opened in Dresden 

On November 2nd 2018, a new laboratory for carbon fibers as part of the Research Center Carbon Fibers (RCCF) was opened with an official ceremony at TU Dresden. The RCCF is a joint scientific institution founded by the Institute of Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology (ILK) and the Institute of Textile Machinery and High Performance Material Technology (ITM).

It aims at thoroughly investigating carbon fibers – from fiber raw material to final components – and discovering novel properties and potential applications. By means of a state-of-the-art, unique plant, RCCF scientists are able to research the fundamentals of tailored carbon fibers and tap their enormous innovation potential under clean-room conditions. Researchers use individual plant modules for stabilization and carbonization based on an industry-oriented furnace design in addition to individually adjustable parameter combinations. Due to their extraordinary degree of purity, these carbon fibers are suitable for use in aerospace and automotive engineering.

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Centexbel: Innovations in Textiles for Healthcare - Call for Papers 

On April 25 & 26, 2019, Centexbel organises the third European conference on Innovations In Textiles For Healthcare, including lectures, scientific posters, sponsor exhibition stands and B2B meetings.

The conference addresses both the textile industry and the health care sector. The intense co-operation and co-creation between these sectors result in market developments with a distinct social and economic added value.
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EURATEX Annual General Assembly on 7th June in Brussels: Investing in Textile and Clothing Factories of the Future in Europe

EURATEX organises it's annual public General Assembly on 7th June 2018 from 10.30 -14.00 in Brussels. The Deputy Director General of the Euuropean Commission's DG GROW (Industry Policy) as well as 8 owners/top managers from textile and clothing companies from across Europe will discuss the policies and practical experiences of manufacturing industry investments and job creation in the EU. The event programme and registration link are available at


TCBL & CreativeWear projects: public event Fashion Change on 29-30 May in Prato, Italy

#TCBL_2018 invites to its yearly event to find out how the textiles and clothing sector is responding to major change. The theme for this year is Building alternative value chains in the T&C industry: digital, human, circular, transparent.
The event will take place in Prato, Italy, in two brilliant locations of culture: the Centro Pecci (newly expanded contemporary art museum) and the Museo del Tessuto, or Textile Museum. There will be side events and visits to local producers, as well as an engaging series of TED-style talks by industry leaders.
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STFI at Technical Textiles fair mtex+ in Chemnitz, 29&30 May 2018

End of May 2018, STFI will be present at the fair mtex+ in Chemnitz which is a unique international exhibition for technical textiles and their diverse fields of application directed to improved material properties of textiles and lightweight construction materials as well as material and resource efficiency. In addition to innovative end products for users from all industries, "textile problem solutions" (in particular processes and technologies) are in the focus of the discovery fair mtex + in Chemnitz. Textile and textile machinery clusters provide the basis for the presentation of latest research and development results in the Central German textile region. Parallel to the mtex+ trade fair in Chemnitz, the LiMA takes place on the exhibition grounds as an international trade fair for lightweight construction accompanied by the symposium on textile machinery construction “Chemnitzer Textiltechniktagung”.

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