STFI goes Paris – Fair booth at JEC World 2019 

The Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) will once again be present at JEC World 2019, the leading international composites show, this year. From 12th to 14th March, the STFI, as a member of the Alliance Textile Lightweight Construction (ATL), will be presenting innovations in the fields of textile lightweight construction and fiber composites at the joint booth of Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen GmbH. The focus of the fair appearance is the presentation of project results, which are widely used in practice. Eye-catchers this year will be demonstrators of the research project “RecyCarb”, including a bicycle saddle and a front fender tip. Furthermore, demonstrators of the projects “Carbonstickgrund”, “VliesRTM” and “Biogene Heavy Tows” are exhibited. The presence at the JEC World 2019 is very important for maintaining contacts and winning new customers and project partners. Visitors will be given valuable advice from the STFI scientists at booth H5/C70. The STFI is looking forward to meet familiar and new faces. We will gladly share our expertise on your individual developments and projects. For more information :


CONTEXT CA17107 European Network to connect research and innovation efforts on advanced Smart Textiles

On 11th October, the CONTEXT network was launched in the framework of Cost program.

It aims to join efforts at European level to facilitate the market uptake of new advanced textile materials, reducing the gap between research and industry.

It is structured in Working Groups focused on different applications of advanced textile materials: healthcare/medical, automotive and aeronautics, personal protection, building and living, sports and wearables. The participation at the WGs is open to researchers, industry and end users.

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ITA: Dr. Yiska Goldfeld received Kármán Fellowship from RWTH Aachen University 

Dr. Yiska Goldfeld, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, was awarded the Theodore of Kármán-Fellowship of RWTH Aachen on 09. October 2018. With her expertise in Structural Health Monitoring, Dr. Goldfeld made a significant contribution to research work and courses during her stay at the ITA. Her stay enabled the planning and execution of joint research work in the field of "textile-reinforced intelligent pipe systems with integrated monitoring functions". Following this interdisciplinary exchange, a joint project on intelligent sensory textile concrete systems was applied for at the German-Israel Foundation for Scientific Research and Development.

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STFI receives CIR accreditation from the French Ministry of Education and Research 

The Saxon Textile Research Institute e.V. (STFI) was accredited by the French Ministry of Education and Research on 11/10/2018 for the French measure "Tax Credit Research" (Crédit d'Impôt Recherche, CIR). With accreditation for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, the STFI is recognized as an innovative research service provider for companies in France. The CIR measure will allow eligible French customers who use the research services of the Saxon Textile Research Institute and are subject to corporation tax in France to claim tax relief of up to 30% on their research and development expenses.

The French government is aiming to promote research and innovation in its own country through the Crédit d'Impôt Recherche (CIR) tax credit. The purpose of the tax relief is to increase competitiveness and in particular to support small and medium-sized enterprises in their research projects. The CIR system has been one of the main promotional tools in France since 2008.



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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