The main thing is flexibility
In accordance with our roots, the material leather still plays an important role at our institute. Our own research department takes care of the needs of the tanning and leather industry. The artificial leather research was once established at the institute for the specific substitution of leather. Today, coated textiles form a very special class of materials, especially for applications in industrial environments. Today they combine function with material and are often complex, multi-layer composites.
The structural protein of the skin, collagen, occupies a special place at our institute. This biopolymer can be processed into medical devices and biomaterials using various technologies known from polymer processing or prepared for applications in the food industry. On these pages you will find information on the most important material groups that play an essential role in our research and testing services.