ITA Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen

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  • Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1
  • 52074 Aachen
  • Germany

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The ITA-Group is a recognised provider for research, development and training. With more than 350 employees ITA covers fibre-based high-performance materials, textile semi-finished products and their manufacturing technologies.


Our main areas of research


The basis for our research areas such as mobility, building and home tex-tiles, health, power supply, information and communication is our expertise in the field of material engineering and production.

Lifelong learning and job-related qualification are essential parts of our scientific activities and in technology transfer.


The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University is directly connected to the chair for textile engineering within the faculty of mechanical engineering and is headed by Prof. Thomas Gries.


Within the scope of a joint professorship “Biohybrids and Medical Textiles” Prof. Stefan Jockenhövel heads the department of Biohybrid and Medical Textiles.


The ITA Group


As our link between academic research and industry, the ITA Technologietransfer GmbH in Aachen under the management of Markus Beckmann is an established partner for industry-projects and technology transfer since 2002.


Our strategy


Essential elements of our strategy are our four “I’s”:



INTERNATIONAL


INDUSTRY-ORIENTATED


INTERDISCIPLINARY


INTEGRATED


The ITA-Group stands for integrated research and training focused on human beings and society needs. ITA develops textile-based solutions for current socials and technical challenges.

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Mobility

ITA responds to the rising mobility-needs with manufacturing methods for textile reinforced semi-finished products. The textile preforms are the basis for innovative lightweight constructions and customized composite materi-als, enabling lower CO² emissions of automobiles. Furthermore, our research comprises the manufacturing of non-crimp fabrics and braids as well as the automation of the preform assembly. ITA’s textile semi-finished products also provide many solutions for the interior, from ambient lightning to sensor technology and to adaptive structures.


Information and Communication

Smart Textiles as cross-sectional technology allow the integration of sensors, actuating elements and physical functions in fibre-based design components: for the illumination, air-conditioning or adaption: conductive textile become functional components.


Health

Our heart surgeon Prof. Stefan Jockenhövel, as holder of a joint professor-ship at ITA and Helmholtz-Institute for Biomedical Engineering of RWTH Aachen, fosters the development of patient-individual implants for heart and lung surgery.


Building and Home Textiles

A reduction of CO²-emissions during concrete production and completely new scopes of design are realised by thin-walled textile concrete building components. Besides, they allow the realization of light-conducting concrete elements and the integration for energy generation in façade systems.


Efficiency of Energy and Resources

The reduction of enegy consumption in the textile manufacturing chain is in ITA’s research-focus as well as the development of high-performance materials that make energy consumption more efficient. An energy-efficient production of carbon fibres is the prerequisite for a broader use of compo-sites. The exploration and utilisation of renewable raw material, e.g. of natural fibres and biopolymers, open up the potential of an economy that is no longer exclusively based on mineral oil.

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ITA Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1 52074 Aachen Germany +49 241/8023400 ita@ita.rwth-aachen.de

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ScaffBag: SENSOR-BASED AIRBAG FOR PROTECTION FROM DAMAGE INDUCED BY FALLING

Work carried out on scaffold constructions and ladders is performed at a certain risk of falling....

ITA Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1 52074 Aachen Germany +49 241/8023400 ita@ita.rwth-aachen.de

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ScaffBag: SENSOR-BASED AIRBAG FOR PROTECTION FROM DAMAGE INDUCED BY FALLING

Work carried out on scaffold constructions and ladders is performed at a certain risk of falling....

ITA Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1 52074 Aachen Germany +49 241/8023400 ita@ita.rwth-aachen.de

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ScaffBag: SENSOR-BASED AIRBAG FOR PROTECTION FROM DAMAGE INDUCED BY FALLING

Work carried out on scaffold constructions and ladders is performed at a certain risk of falling....

ITA Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1 52074 Aachen Germany +49 241/8023400 ita@ita.rwth-aachen.de

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Hybrid nonwoven reinforced composites

The sample shows an organo-sheet with a nonwoven based hybrid reinforcement structure. Different...

ITA Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen Otto-Blumenthal-Str. 1 52074 Aachen Germany +49 241/8023400 ita@ita.rwth-aachen.de

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Techtextil 2015

04.05.2015 - 07.05.2015 Hall: 3.0 Stand: D 05