Over the past several years, the Thuringian Institute of Textile and Plastics Research has utilized its textile expertise to become a modern institute for materials research, whereby TITK's R&D activities are founded primarily on work with natural and synthetic polymers.

The TITK Research Departments:


The TITK’s fields of expertise:

  • Synthesis of polymers and additives
  • Characterisation, forming and functionalisation of polysaccharides, particularly cellulose and proteins
  • Technical textiles
  • Fibre-reinforced composites
  • Polymer nanocomposites
  • Polymer electronics,
  • Polymer photovoltaic,
  • Roll to roll coating,
  • Photochromic, thermochromic, electrochromic and solvatochromic materials