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We make textiles active.

4D Textiles

4D Textiles 

Are fabrics and textile products being able to change shape and function over time. 
This cange is achieved by the complex interaction between hybrid materials and by the use of external stimulus. 

How it works? Watch this video.

E

Exploration

We explore Material properties.

A

Application

Devolop future oriented applications.

P

Production

Made by scenario-oriented Production methods.

C

Communication

And teach our knowledge to others. 

Lab

Projects

Press and Publication

Teaching

Who we are

A research team at RWTH Aachen developing smart textiles.

We build on an unique research environment at the Institute of Textile Technology in Aachen, Germany. It enables us to build these new textiles on every level of the textile life cycle. 

We collaborate with research institutes and companies.

Interested in working with us?

Get in contact

Tel: +49 241 80 237474 
Email: hannah.koch@ita.rwth-aachen.de

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