AFBW co-operative projects

AFBW provides the impetus for new projects and provides intensive support for these during the whole project period. In 2015 AFBW supported a total of nine projects covering a wide range of topics.

Where AFBW initiates a project, the network management puts together a consortium, assists during the application phase, and supports and drives it for the entire project duration. Once it is completed, AFBW presents it effectively and markets it – that, too, is important. AFBW sees its role as a project promoter and manager.

Are you interested in taking part in a project or would you like to put a project idea into action? Talk to us! We will help you and give you information about current funding options and invitations to bid.

PURCELL sustainable composite material made of pure cellulose

Ausschnitt aus einer Mikroskop Vergrößerung von Cellulose Verbund Werkstoff

ITV Denkendorf and ITCF Denkendorf jointly undertook the PURCELL project as part of the “Technical resource protection” bid invitation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg. The aim of this project is to develop a new recyclable and compostable material to replace GRP using renewable local raw materials. Disposal of GRP components poses a problem. The question arises: Where can the waste go? A material made of pure cellulose could be the answer: it would be compostable, recyclable and easy to separate because it has a single origin. 

AFBW supports this project in the committee that accompanies the projects. 


Learn Textile!

A learning platform for the textile and apparel industry is being established as part of the Learn Textile! project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology. This involves developing e-learning courses together with practice and testing modules for different topics on the basis of didactic concepts aimed at specific target groups. Find out more at



The FAST-MATRIX project involves developing new single component (1C) matrix systems that can be polymerised in situ in order to boost productivity in hybrid lightweight construction. Using latent polymerisation catalysis, 1C systems for generating thermoplastic cast polyamide matrices (PA 6) are tested in different fibre composite manufacturing processes.

Further projects

  • KraSchwing: Optimisation of the introduction of force into fibre composite structures subject to vibration 
  • Capillary rise kinetics: Development of a self-learning method to predict the capillary rise kinetics of fluids, taking as an example the resin impregnation in rovings, textile semi-finished products and bonded fibre fabrics
  • Solar thermal textiles: Textile-based collector with integrated latent heat store for using solar thermal energy
  • 3D connector structures: Development from basic design to the manufacture of freely contoured fabrics with integrated 3D connector structures using plug-in contactor web technology.