As a private institute for polymer materials research the Thuringian Institute for Textile and Plastics Research (TITK) works on industrial research. About 138 employees work on the area of 12,000 m² in close cooperation with industrial partners on the development and functionalization of polymer materials as well as the optimization of technologies and processes.
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As a member of numerous national and international networks TITK performs as mediator between various branches for innovative solutions and market-oriented strategies.
Research fields are among others
- Synthesis of polymers or additives,
- Characterization, shaping and functionalization of polysaccharides, in particular cellulose and proteins,
- Technical Textiles,
- Fiber composites,
- Polymer nanocomposites,
- Polymer electronics,
- Polymer photovoltaics,
- Wet coating processes and
- Photo-, electro-, thermo- and solvatochromophore materials