Current investment project in R&D infrastructure


For the expansion and modernization of sustainable fiber research, new investments in R&D infrastructure are planed, mainly for basic research in the fields of climate protection, resource efficiency and circular economy.

Research activities in the following areas will be significantly strengthened:
- Environmentally friendly energy storage concepts by developing novel textile-based electrodes
- Development of bio-based fiber materials and new concepts in textile circularity

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the State Goverment of Vorarlberg



Investments in expansion of R&D infrastructure with support from


Derzeitig verfügbare Techniken / Currently Available Equipment

Bruker FTIR Microscope LUMOS ir_micro
Bruker Invenio FTIR Spectrometer ftir_new
Shimadzu Nexera XR high pressure liquid chromatograph
Original Prusa i3 MK3 - 3D printer  3dprint
Zwick Tensile Testing AllroundLine 10kN (Funded by the EFRE Programme „Investitionen in Wachstum und Beschäftigung in Österreich“ and the Government of Vorarlberg) zwick_klein
Konfokal-Laserscanning-Farbmikroskop / Confocal laser scanning color microscope keyence.jpg
Leica EM UC7: Ultramikrotom / Ultramicrotome (with financial support from the Government of Vorarlberg) microtome
Anasys Nano IR2 System : kombiniert Rasterkraftmikroskop mit räumlicher Infrarotanregung / combining AFM and spatial IR (with financial support from the Government of Vorarlberg) afm
Zwick High Speed Dynamic Testing Machine HTM2512 (Funded by the EFRE Programme „Investitionen in Wachstum und Beschäftigung in Österreich“ and the Government of Vorarlberg)  new_zwick
Thermo Scientific Process 11 Extruder for Polymer Modification (Funded by the EFRE Programme „Investitionen in Wachstum und Beschäftigung in Österreich“ and the Government of Vorarlberg) extruder
MBraun Unilab Plus inert gas glovebox workstation glovebox
Thermogravimetrie / Thermogravimetry (TGA)  tga
Dynamische Differenzkalorimetrie / Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) dsc
Heizpresse mit programmierbarer Prozessführung / Hot-press with programmable process control hotpress
Lichtmikroskopie / Light microscope  opt_micro
Farbmessung-Gerät / Colorimeter  
Kontaktwinkel Bestimmung / Contact angle determination contact_angle
Biege-Testgerät / Bending testing bending_machine
Rheometer mit Dynamisch-Mechanische Thermoanalyse / Rheometer with Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA) rheometer
Technisches Sticksystem / Technical Embroidery System
(ZSK Stickmaschinen GmbH, Model No. 0100-500)
Plasmacell P300 mit Piezo Radial Source

and also the following instruments:

  • Tenacity, elongation and titer determination of staple fibers by Lenzing Instruments Vibrodyn 500 and Vibroskop 500
  • ProUmid DVS Moisture Sorption Analyzer Vsorp
  • Film Applicator Erichsen Coatmaster 510
  • VSP Bio-Logics instrument to perform electrochemical measurements including electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
  • Zeta-Potential-Messung / Zeta potential measurements
  • Martindale and Air Permeability Tester
  • Inverse Size Exclusion Chromatography / Inverse Size Exclusion Chromatography (ISEC)
  • Konduktometrische Titration zur Untersuchung das Sorptionsverhaltens / Conductometric titrator
  • Chemische Modifikation von Polymeren / Chemical modification of polymers
  • Textile Behandlungsprozesse (Foulard, Trockner, Dämpfer, Ausziehverfahren…) / Textile treatment processes (foulard, dryer, steamer, exhaust process ...)
  • Klimakammer / Climate chamber
  • and more


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