Welcome to the Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibers

The ITCF is part of Europe´s largest center of textile research. Under Prof. Dr. Michael R. Buchmeiser´s direction the ITCF conducts basic and practice-orientated research related to all stages of the production chain – from molecule to final material.

Production-related technology, specialized laboratories and own in-house production and analytical processes help the industry to solve complex and challenging tasks

  • with integrated competence
  • from molecule to the final material
  • from concept to market-readiness.

We develop intelligent new materials, fiber-based functional materials and intelligent textile structures for textile and life science applications as well as for technical textiles and environmental applications.

Draw on our textile expertise to meet your progress targets.


Recycling fiber reinforced plastics
Carbon fibers experience second life cycle in composite components

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PURCELL – a renewable composite material made of pure cellulose
A biopolymer to replace established GRP construction components

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