In Münchberg the Fraunhofer-Center HTL and its application center Textile Fiber Ceramics (see TFK) use rooms of the Hof University of Applied Sciences. On the campus at the institute for material sciences “ifm” on Kulmbacherstraße 76, four laboratories and four technical centers are available on a surface of more than 5500 m2 for the development, production and testing of textile components. This makes it possible to use 10 looms with different sizes and different construction, 20 knitting machines and a modern, variable braiding machine.
Furthermore, numerous plants for the testing of fibers, rovings and textile are available, e.g. tensile testing machines for fiber fineness measurements and scuffing tests, specially developed for inorganic fibers.
In Münchberg, 14 office workplaces on a surface of 150 m2 are available for the employees of TFK. In addition, the TFK uses the infrastructure of Hof University, e.g. conference rooms, canteen, etc.
At the moment, a textile technical center is being constructed in Münchberg. It will be equipped with modern facilities for textile engineering, e.g. for the production of 3D woven fabrics. The completion of the technical center with an area of approximately 1000 m2 is planned for 2019.