Deutsche Institute für Textil- und Faserforschung Denkendorf DITF

Short description

From the molecule to the finished product and its market launch, DITF conducts research and develops products along the entire textile value chain, always taking into consideration the corporate processes and business models.

Range of products

  • D Contract Research
  • D Contract development
  • D Prototyping
  • D Process development
  • M Raw materials
  • M Treated/processed material
  • M Sensors
  • P Plastics processing
  • P Additive manufacturing
  • P Clean room
  • P Contract manufacturing
  • P Extrusion
  • M Inspections and approvals

About us

The DITF form the largest textile research center in Europe with more than 250 scientific and technical staff. As the world’s only textile research facility and covering an area of more than 25,000 m², the DITF work right across the textile production and value chains. Since 1921, we have been across all the major fields within textiles. We are among the leading research institutions worldwide.

Applied research from molecules to products

We carry out applied research across the entire production chain. Through product and technology oriented innovations and modern management concepts, we contribute to the competitiveness and safeguarding of the German and European economies.


R&D in Medical Technologies is certified according DIN EN ISO 13485.