Fibers, films and nonwovens
Fibers, films and nonwovens for industrial and textile applications, as well as respective processes for their production are key issues of industry-related work of the Fiber Technology department. Extensive and variable equipment for solution and melt spinning in the laboratory and pilot plant scale are available, here. The use of biopolymers such as cellulose, lignin, proteins, or polylactide and the development of environmentally friendly, efficient spinning technologies play an important role. With the extensive analytical capabilities for structure characterization at the Fraunhofer IAP, structure-property-relationships can be elucidated in order to draw conclusions for the corresponding spinning technology, resulting in optimal material properties.