We, at Centexbel, believe that Europe has a fascinating textile and plastic processing industry and we are proud to be part of it. Every single day we meet passionate people, we encounter great companies, we discover exciting technologies. We care for our industry and firmly believe that by building and sharing knowledge and know-how and by engaging in close and deep collaborations we can contribute to a sustainable future for our companies. This belief strengthens our ambition, defines our culture, shapes our organization and motivates us to do the things we do. We aim at pushing the boundaries.
The Confederation of the German Textile and Fashion Industry represents the interests of the entire industry on matters relating to economic, social and collective bargaining policies. The Confederation is the spokesperson for the industry on the international, economic, political and social arena. The most important objectives include securing the high level innovation and maintaining the leading position for textile and fashion companies. Furthermore, to safeguard the general appeal of Germany as a commercial location compared to other countries in the world.
The Research Institute for Textile and Clothing (FTB) of Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences, as an institute of the Faculty of Textile and Clothing Technology, is a powerful and versatile development partner for the textile and clothing industry in Germany and abroad. Together with research assistants (chemists, textile engineers) and students, many professors of the faculty conduct application-oriented R&D projects in different textile fields covering main areas like textile structures, digital product development, functionalisation and smart textiles.
In this way, the university is not only involved in the transfer of textile expertise, but also in acquisition of new findings and pushing innovations for textile industry partners.