Cost effective lignin‑based carbon fibres for innovative light‑weight applications

Saxon Textile Research Institute

Saxon Textile Research Institute (STFI) is a German private non-profit research institution. Process-related and product-focused research work covers classical textile technologies as well as innovative technical solutions for a wide range of applications in nonwovens and other technical textile applications. Main fields of research are: nonwovens, knitting/warp-knitting/weaving and technical embroidery, textile finishing/ecology, textile recycling/ fibres (high performance, synthetic and natural), technical nets and ropes, textile materials research. More than 100 R&D projects on regional, national and transnational level are carried out each year by STFI staff of about 130 employees. The Centre of Excellence in Nonwovens covers interdisciplinary research activities in the field of nonwovens, from web formation, web bonding, finishing of nonwovens and testing as well as product development. STFI runs an accredited textile test laboratory and carries out all commonly required textile physical, physiological, chemical and optical investigations for fibres, yarns, fabrics and clothing as well as geotextiles and personal protection equipment.

Main roles in GreenLight

  • Responsible for issues regarding development and manufacturing of different preform fabrics (woven, warp-knitted, nonwoven)
  • Contribute with information about aspects regarding industrial up-scaling and recycling processes.


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 667501.