Resource-efficient lightweight textile construction for large-scale production processes

Fiber reinforced plastic composites with their high lightweight construction potential are the materials of the 21st century. Nevertheless, these novel materials are facing tough competition from other materials. Classical materials such as steel and aluminum offer advantages, especially in terms of market price and the highly developed and long-established processing technologies. In order to be successful in this competition, it must be possible to manufacture, process and reuse reinforcing textile and fiber-based structures cost-efficiently.

The network develops intelligent solutions

  • for the continuous production of resource-efficient textile semi-finished products and semi-finished products made of fiber-reinforced plastics
  • for recycling concepts for residual fiber materials and recycled carbon and mineral fibers


  • optimal use of fibers by combining different fiber types and types
  • Reduction/avoidance of waste
  • Re-use of already generated production waste at a qualitatively high value-added level
  • Efficient reintegration of “end-of-life” fibers into the value-added process