The German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF) are a research institution (foundation under public law) under the supervision of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of economics, labor and housing, which recently partnered up with the Herewear project. DITF researches for the entire textile value chain including recycling, as well as testing, digitization and business models. Chemists, biologists, mechanical engineers, process engineers, cyberneticists, computer scientists and economists collaborate in researching all textile topics of the future. They are involved in regional, national and international projects and networks. 

Moreover, the DITF works on cross-thematic research and development projects for various applications of fiber-based materials in mobility, architecture and construction, health and care, environment and energy as well as clothing. With its innovations, the DITF primarily supports small and medium-sized enterprises.

Within the HEREWEAR project, DITF Denkendorf are responsible for the spinning of cellulosic filaments from bio-based waste streams and marine waste applying their patented HighPerCell® technology. Furthermore, the establishment of the textile circular economy based on the networking DITF Digital Textile Microfactory structure for new local/regional circular value creation will be focused with the project.

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