Sächsisches Textilforschungsinstitut e.V. – STFI

An application-oriented, industry-related research and development potential is an essential prerequisite in meeting the needs and requirements of innovation in the expanding market of technical textiles.
With the specific competence of its highly qualified employees and its modern technical equipment, the Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) at Chemnitz University of Technology is the ideal partner for these increasingly complex tasks. Research results can be transferred into practice even quicker than before if the production of principal samples, semi-finished products, structural components, and small batches is realized together with the enterprises already during the development phase. STFI is consistently improving the technical foundation for the development of technical textiles and innovative nonwoven products as well as testing and certification procedures. STFI’s Center of Excellence in Nonwovens concentrates interdisciplinary knowledge for the customer-based development of products and procedures as well as testing, certification, and environmentally safe recycling of nonwovens.

In addition to nonwoven technologies, the institute’s most important research fields include technical textiles in the areas of mobile textiles, preforms for composites, geotextiles, agrotextiles, building textiles, lighting textiles, textiles with integrated sensors as well as textile filters and protective textiles. Through close cooperation with other research facilities further interdisciplinary areas of expertise can be covered.
STFI conducts tests and certification procedures for its customers who come from more than 60 countries around the globe.

The institute is partner in EU projects and member of various German and European textile associations. The employees are active in international work groups and standards committees. within the past 15 years, the number of employees has increased continuously. Currently, they are working on about 100 research projects, submitting eight to ten patent applications per year. Research results and services of STFI are presented to a wide range of experts on international conferences, symposia and fairs.