The Fraunhofer-Center HTL has created an interface for the textile processing of inorganic, especially ceramic materials with its Application Center Textile Fiber Ceramics TFK in Münchberg. Thanks to the cooperation with Hof University of Applied Sciences, the campus of the Institute for Material Sciences in Münchberg offers optimal conditions for the development, production and testing of textile components. Thus, a weaving, braiding, nonwovens and knitting pilot plant as well as laboratories for chemical finishing and testing are available on an area of over 5500 m2.
Textile technical center
In 2020, the new Textile Technical Center was inaugurated in Münchberg. The approx. 1,000 m2 technical center was built according to the guidelines for processing carbon and ceramic yarns. It is equipped with state-of-the-art textile technology facilities for the production of 3D fabrics, among other things, which can also be used by the TFK staff. In addition, the material testings at the Fraunhofer Center HTL are supplemented by numerous facilities for testing fibres, rovings and textiles in cooperation with the on-site testing office. These include tensile testing machines for fibre fineness measurements and abrasion tests, which have been specially developed for inorganic fibres.