Highlights of the research at DTNW
2014: Development of a textile absorber for the recovery of precious metals (Umsicht Prize).
2013: World’s first successful immobilization of organocatalysts on solid support materials (publication in Science).
2012: Polyphosphazenes as novel flame retardants for textiles.
2011: Development of a textile-based solar dye cell (DSC)
2010: finishing of textile materials with hydrophobins
2008: optical light collector (polar bear hair)
2008: in-situ imaging of conductive polymers on textile substrates
2007: conception of stab-proof protective vest by finishing with organic-inorganic nanocomposites
2006: First textile solar cell (CIGS type)
2001: Immobilization of (bio-) catalysts on textile substrates
2000: Krefeld ciliate test
1997: Sol-gel coatings on polymeric materials
1996: Cyclodextrins on polymeric surfaces. 2nd place of the Otto von Guericke Award 2002 by AIF
1993: Supercritical CO2 as process medium. Invention of water-free dyeing from supercritical carbon dioxide.
1992: Enzymes in textile finishing
1989: Mechanical short-time stressing of synthetic fibers
1987: UV laser treatment of fiber polymers
1976: Proof and solution of the effect of oligomers on the finishing properties of polyester fibers
1971: The introduction of the “effective temperature” for characterizing thermal treatments