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01.07.2022

Award for best master's thesis of the German Textile Mechanical Engineering 2022 goes to young engineer of ITA Aachen

The 2002 prize of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association for the best Master's thesis in German textile mechanical engineering was awarded to a young engineer from the ITA Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University. The prize ceremony took place at Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the Board of the Walter Reiners Foundation, presented the award at the VDMA Textile Machinery Association’s booth.

Felix Xaver Zerbes, M.Sc., was awarded the "Promotional Prize for the Best Master's Thesis of the German Textile Machinery Industry 2022", endowed with 3,500 EUR, for his master's thesis "Development and Construction of a Separation Unit for Weft Yarns in Air Jet Weaving".

The 2002 prize of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association for the best Master's thesis in German textile mechanical engineering was awarded to a young engineer from the ITA Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University. The prize ceremony took place at Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the Board of the Walter Reiners Foundation, presented the award at the VDMA Textile Machinery Association’s booth.

Felix Xaver Zerbes, M.Sc., was awarded the "Promotional Prize for the Best Master's Thesis of the German Textile Machinery Industry 2022", endowed with 3,500 EUR, for his master's thesis "Development and Construction of a Separation Unit for Weft Yarns in Air Jet Weaving".

The subject of the master's thesis was the development of a mechanism with which faulty sections in the weft yarn can be sorted out before they are woven into the textile. This way, both yarn-related weft defects and material defects can be drastically reduced. The prototype developed by Mr Zerbes shows how this can be done even during the ongoing weaving process without having to stop production. Due to its modular design, the yarn rejection unit can be retrofitted to many different types of air-jet weaving machines, which represents an enormous savings potential not only in Germany but in weaving mills all over the world.

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ITA – Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University

(c) ITM TUD
24.06.2022

VDMA verleiht Nachhaltigkeitspreise an Ingenieurnachwuchs am ITM

Die Verleihung der Förderpreise 2022 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchsingenieur:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen im Studium fand am 22. Juni 2022 im Rahmen der Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt/Main statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förderpreise wurden durch Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, auf dem VDMA-Messestand verliehen. Zum ersten Mal stand bei der Auswahl der eingereichten Arbeiten der Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit.
 
Frau M. Sc. Marina Andrea Michel wurde mit dem mit 3.500 EUR dotierten Nachhaltigkeitspreis für die „Beste Masterarbeit des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2022“ geehrt. Ihre am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden Abschlussarbeit beschäftigt sich mit der „Funktionalisierung von Garnen mittels Cyclodextrinen zur Filtration von Mikro- und Nanoplastik, Übertragung auf Gewebe“.
 

Die Verleihung der Förderpreise 2022 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchsingenieur:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen im Studium fand am 22. Juni 2022 im Rahmen der Techtextil 2022 in Frankfurt/Main statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förderpreise wurden durch Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, auf dem VDMA-Messestand verliehen. Zum ersten Mal stand bei der Auswahl der eingereichten Arbeiten der Fokus auf Nachhaltigkeit.
 
Frau M. Sc. Marina Andrea Michel wurde mit dem mit 3.500 EUR dotierten Nachhaltigkeitspreis für die „Beste Masterarbeit des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2022“ geehrt. Ihre am Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik der TU Dresden Abschlussarbeit beschäftigt sich mit der „Funktionalisierung von Garnen mittels Cyclodextrinen zur Filtration von Mikro- und Nanoplastik, Übertragung auf Gewebe“.
 
Im Fokus stand ein Verfahren zur textilchemischen Ausrüstung von Garn- und Gewebematerialien aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen mit Cyclodextrinen, die Mikro- und Nanoplastik (MNP) anbinden. Die grundlegenden Erkenntnisse zeigen dabei das Potenzial daraus hergestellter faserbasierter Filter zur deutlichen und nachhaltigen Minimierung der MNP-Belastung, sowohl von lokalen Trinkwasserquellen bis hin zu globalen Wasserkreisläufen, auf. Die Masterarbeit beinhaltet erstmals die innovative Anwendung von Cyclodextrinmolekülen zur Anbindung kleinster Plastikpartikel unterschiedlicher Form und molekularer Zusammensetzung.
 
Simon Hoebel erhielt den mit 3.000 EUR dotierten Nachhaltigkeitspreis „Beste Forschungsarbeit des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2022“ über die „Weiterentwicklung des Versuchstandes zur Herstellung von flexiblen hochdrapierbaren Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen aus recycelten Carbonfasern und Thermoplastfasern für hochbelastbare thermoplastische Verbundbauteile“.
 
Das Ziel der prämierten Forschungsarbeit bestand in der Weiterentwicklung eines Versuchstandes sowie eines anwendungsbezogenen technologischen Knowhows zur Entwicklung und Fertigung von unidirektionalen hochdrapierbaren Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen aus recycelten Carbonfasern (rCF) und Thermoplastfasern (TFS) für hochbelastbare thermoplastische CFK-Bauteile. Im Rahmen der Forschungsarbeit untersuchte Hoebel den gesamten Prozess zur Herstellung von hochdrapierbaren Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen von der Kardierung, Verstreckung, Banddoublierung und Konsolidierung. Aus den entwickelten rCF-TFS wurden thermoplastische UD-Verbunde gefertigt und ihre mechanischen Eigenschaften charakterisiert. Die Ergebnisse der Studienarbeit zeigen das Potenzial dieser neuartigen Prozesskette und der darauf basierenden leistungsfähigen und nachhaltigen Thermoplastfaserbandstrukturen auf Basis von rCF.

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Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM)

(c) VDMA
Award winners with foundation chairman and professors
23.06.2022

VDMA: Junior engineers with focus on sustainability

On the occasion of the Techtextil fair in Frankfurt, the Chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D. Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven successful young engineers. For the first time, the Foundation awarded two Sustainability Awards. They are awarded to academic works in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are developed.

A Sustainability Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 3.000 euros was awarded to Simon Hoebel, TU Dresden, for his thesis on recycled thermoplastic fibres for composite components.
Marina Michel, TU Dresden, received a Sustainability Award in the category Master, worth 3.500 euros. The topic of her master thesis was the functionalisation of yarns for the filtration of micro- and nanoplastics from water.

A Promotion Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 4.000 euros, was awarded to a student group from RWTH Aachen. The teamwork of Luis Gleissner, Leopold Habersbrunner, Frederic Olbrich and Frederik Schicks was the construction of a test rig for tests on oil-adsorbing textiles.

On the occasion of the Techtextil fair in Frankfurt, the Chairman of VDMA’s Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation, Peter D. Dornier, has awarded prizes to seven successful young engineers. For the first time, the Foundation awarded two Sustainability Awards. They are awarded to academic works in which, for example, solutions for resource-saving products and technologies are developed.

A Sustainability Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 3.000 euros was awarded to Simon Hoebel, TU Dresden, for his thesis on recycled thermoplastic fibres for composite components.
Marina Michel, TU Dresden, received a Sustainability Award in the category Master, worth 3.500 euros. The topic of her master thesis was the functionalisation of yarns for the filtration of micro- and nanoplastics from water.

A Promotion Prize in the category Project Work, endowed with 4.000 euros, was awarded to a student group from RWTH Aachen. The teamwork of Luis Gleissner, Leopold Habersbrunner, Frederic Olbrich and Frederik Schicks was the construction of a test rig for tests on oil-adsorbing textiles.

Felix Zerbes, RWTH Aachen, was awarded a Promotion Prize of 3.500 euros in the category Master. He developed a technical solution for air jet weaving to improve the quality of woven fabric.

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VDMA e. V.

(c) Kai-Chieh Kuo
17.11.2021

ITA PhD student Kai-Chieh Kuo was awarded Best Master’s Thesis Award of Walter Reiners-Stiftung

Kai-Chieh Kuo, PhD student at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, was awarded the German Textile Mechanical Engineering 2021 Best Master's Thesis Award for his master's thesis entitled "Modification of the tube weaving process of fine yarns for the production of woven ultra-low profile stent grafts". The prize is endowed with 3,500€. Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the Board of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation), virtually presented the award on the occasion of the ADD International Textile Conference on 9 November 2021.

Kai-Chieh Kuo, PhD student at the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University, was awarded the German Textile Mechanical Engineering 2021 Best Master's Thesis Award for his master's thesis entitled "Modification of the tube weaving process of fine yarns for the production of woven ultra-low profile stent grafts". The prize is endowed with 3,500€. Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the Board of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung (Foundation), virtually presented the award on the occasion of the ADD International Textile Conference on 9 November 2021.

Minimally invasive endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) with textile stent-graft systems is nowadays a clinically established therapy procedure for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) – pathological bulges of the aorta. Due to the thick profile of the folded stent graft systems, there is currently a high risk of injuring narrowed or highly angulated access vessels from the inside during implantation. Stent graft systems with smaller profiles could provide an improvement, which could overcome complicated access routes through a lower bending stiffness. One possible approach for reducing the system profiles is the use of thin-walled tubular woven fabrics made of ultrafine multifilament yarns (≤20 dtex) as graft material.

Up to now, it has not been possible to process the fine yarns with the required high thread density (>200 threads/cm) and the available weaving technology in order to guarantee sufficient tightness against blood.

In his master's thesis, Kai-Chieh Kuo made high-density tubular weaving of ultra-fine filament yarns possible for the first time by means of suitable modifications to a shuttle loom as well as adaptations in the weaving preparation. In particular, he developed a new innovative reed technology that reduces warp thread friction during the shedding process and thus improves the process stability of the dense tube weaving process of fine yarns.

With the help of the process modification, it was then possible to produce high-density, thin-walled tubular woven fabrics, which were positively evaluated with regard to their suitability for a stent graft. Above all the potential of these tubular fabrics lies in their extremely thin-walled fabric profile, which seals well against blood. By using these new types of tubular fabrics as graft material for stent grafts, the system profile of the folded stent graft system can be reduced without having to compromise the blood tightness of the implant. The technology developed by Mr Kuo is not only applicable to stent graft systems, but also offers great possibilities for use in all other endovascular implants such as trans catheter heart valves, covered stents and small-lumen vascular prostheses.

VDMA: Top young talent with cutting-edge topics  (c) VDMA
The 2021 winners (from top left to right): Dr Martin Hengstermann, Irina Kuznik, Kai-Chieh Kuo.
10.11.2021

VDMA: Top young talent with cutting-edge topics

The Chairman of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier has awarded prizes to three successful young engineers. The award-winning works provide practical solutions on the topic of circular economy. For example, the recycling of carbon fibres, which are used to produce lightweight components for the automotive industry. Or the environmentally friendly production of yarns from crab shells. Another topic was medical applications: The processing of ultra-fine yarns into stents for aortic repair. The award ceremony took place online on 9 November as part of the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference.  

With a creativity prize, endowed with 3,000 euros, the foundation honoured the diploma thesis of Irina Kuznik, TU Dresden. She used a creative approach to realise solutions for processing chitosan into fibre yarn.

The Chairman of the Walter Reiners-Stiftung foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier has awarded prizes to three successful young engineers. The award-winning works provide practical solutions on the topic of circular economy. For example, the recycling of carbon fibres, which are used to produce lightweight components for the automotive industry. Or the environmentally friendly production of yarns from crab shells. Another topic was medical applications: The processing of ultra-fine yarns into stents for aortic repair. The award ceremony took place online on 9 November as part of the Aachen-Dresden-Denkendorf International Textile Conference.  

With a creativity prize, endowed with 3,000 euros, the foundation honoured the diploma thesis of Irina Kuznik, TU Dresden. She used a creative approach to realise solutions for processing chitosan into fibre yarn.

Mr Kai-Chieh Kuo was awarded the diploma/master's thesis promotion prize of 3,500 euros. With his master's thesis, which was written at RWTH Aachen University, Mr Kuo contributes to the production of vital components used in medicine. The stents made of ultra-fine yarns are made possible by an innovative modification of the classic tube weaving process.

The Walter Reiners Foundation rewarded the doctoral thesis of Dr. Martin Hengstermann with the promotional prize in the dissertation category, endowed with 5,000 euros. The thesis deals with the production of recycled carbon fibres. These can be used to produce lightweight components for motor vehicle and aircraft construction or the wind energy sector.

New Prize Sustainability / Circular Economy
The environmental conditions of the textile industry and machine construction are changing. Topics such as climate protection and the circular economy are becoming central. From this perspective, the board of the Walter Reiners Foundation has decided to further develop the foundation's prize system.

In 2022, the foundation will for the first time offer a prize with a focus on design / sustainability. Peter D. Dornier, Chairman of the Foundation, explained: "Already in the design phase, one can set the parameters so that a textile product can be reintroduced after use into the economic cycle for a high-quality application. For example, through the appropriate use of materials and finishing. We are looking for solutions for resource-saving design, technology and manufacturing processes."   

VDMA: Young talents honoured online (c) VDMA
The winners 2020 (from top left to bottom right): Dr. Frederik Cloppenburg, Philippa Böhnke, Juan Carlos Arañó Romero, Dr. Annett Schmieder, Maximilian Speiser, Harry Lucas jun.
03.12.2020

VDMA: Young talents honoured online

In early December, the chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier presented awards to six successful young engineers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place as a web conference for the first time.

Philippa Böhnke, ITM Dresden, and Juan Carlos Arañó Romero, ITA Aachen, were honoured with creativity awards for the cleverest bachelor or project work. The prizes are endowed with 3,000 euros each. Ms. Böhnke’s project dealt with composite implants for the repair and regeneration of bone defects. In his bachelor thesis, Mr. Arañó Romero has developed a spinning machine able to produce yarn with material from the moon. By this, the transport effort in space travel can be minimised, because insulating material for example necessary for a moon base can be produced on the moon directly.

In early December, the chairman of the Walter Reiners Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Peter D. Dornier presented awards to six successful young engineers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony took place as a web conference for the first time.

Philippa Böhnke, ITM Dresden, and Juan Carlos Arañó Romero, ITA Aachen, were honoured with creativity awards for the cleverest bachelor or project work. The prizes are endowed with 3,000 euros each. Ms. Böhnke’s project dealt with composite implants for the repair and regeneration of bone defects. In his bachelor thesis, Mr. Arañó Romero has developed a spinning machine able to produce yarn with material from the moon. By this, the transport effort in space travel can be minimised, because insulating material for example necessary for a moon base can be produced on the moon directly.

Harry Lucas, TU Chemnitz, and Maximilian Speiser, Reutlingen University, were awarded two promotion prizes in the category master thesis with prize money of 3,500 euros each. The master thesis of Mr. Lucas deals with the development of a new knitting head for jacquard knitted fabrics, enabling a large variety of colours e.g. in the production of fan scarfs. Mr. Speiser showed in his master thesis a solution for increasing energy efficiency in the nonwovens process.

This year, two promotion prizes of the German Textile Machinery Industry in the dissertation category were awarded to Dr. Frederik Cloppenburg, ITA Aachen, and Dr. Annett Schmieder, TU Chemnitz. In his dissertation Mr. Cloppenburg developed a model for the optimisation of roller cards in the nonwovens process. Ms. Schmieder introduced in her dissertation a damage analysis system for fibre ropes. The system detects when a rope must be replaced e.g. in transport applications.

The award ceremony 2021 shall take place with physical presence again. It is scheduled for early May at the fair Techtextil in Frankfurt.

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VDMA

VDMA-Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaus 2020 an Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin des ITM der TU Dresden verliehen © ITM/TU Dresden
Frau Dipl.-Ing. Philippa Ruth Christine Böhnke im Technikum Bio- und Medizintextilien des ITM
02.12.2020

VDMA-Kreativitätspreis für ITM Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin

  • VDMA-Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaus 2020 an Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin des ITM der TU Dresden verliehen

Frau Dipl.-Ing. Philippa Ruth Christine Böhnke vom Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM) der TU Dresden wurde mit dem 3.000 EUR dotierten Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaus 2020 für ihre exzellente Studienarbeit „Entwicklung von additiv gefertigten Verbund-Implantaten aus Kieselgelfasern und medizinischen Klebstoffen für die Knochenregeneration“ ausgezeichnet.

Am 02. Dezember 2020 fand die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2020 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erstmals online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

  • VDMA-Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaus 2020 an Nachwuchswissenschaftlerin des ITM der TU Dresden verliehen

Frau Dipl.-Ing. Philippa Ruth Christine Böhnke vom Institut für Textilmaschinen und Textile Hochleistungswerkstofftechnik (ITM) der TU Dresden wurde mit dem 3.000 EUR dotierten Kreativitätspreis des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaus 2020 für ihre exzellente Studienarbeit „Entwicklung von additiv gefertigten Verbund-Implantaten aus Kieselgelfasern und medizinischen Klebstoffen für die Knochenregeneration“ ausgezeichnet.

Am 02. Dezember 2020 fand die Verleihung der Förder- und Kreativitätspreise 2020 der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des VDMA, Fachverband Textilmaschinen an Studierende und Nachwuchswissenschaftler:innen deutscher Universitäten für Spitzenleistungen in Studium und Promotion statt. Die bundesweit ausgeschriebenen Förder- und Kreativitätspreise wurden erstmals online durch Herrn Peter D. Dornier, Vorstandsvorsitzender der Walter Reiners-Stiftung, verliehen.

In ihrer Arbeit entwickelte Frau Böhnke ein neuartiges Verbundmaterial mit einer bioaktiven Materialkomposition zur Reparatur und Regeneration von Knochendefekten, bestehend aus einer Faserverstärkung aus biokompatiblen Kieselgelfasern und einem Matrixmaterial auf Basis medizinischer Klebstoffe mit Calcium-, Natrium- und Phosphoranteilen. Die morphologische und mechanische Charakterisierung der gefertigten Strukturen zeigt im Vergleich zu handelsüblichen Knochenersatzmaterialen eine offenporige Struktur und um ein Vielfaches erhöhte Biegesteifigkeiten und Bruchdehnungen. Diese erzielten Materialeigenschaften entsprechen weitestgehend den realen Knochenstrukturen. Frau Böhnke hat mit ihrer herausragenden kreativen wissenschaftlichen Arbeit einen wichtigen maschinenbaulichen Beitrag in den Disziplinen Faserforschung, Additive Fertigung, Faserverbundtechnologien und Medizintechnik geleistet.

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ITM/TU Dresden