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TFI - the institute for building products focusing on interior design
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We are the institute for research, testing and certification in Europe for indoor building products. With our developments, we shape the future and enable manufacturers of building and furnishing products to manufacture responsibly and sustainably – for the living and working of tomorrow. The commitment and competence of our employees will continue to ensure the quality of our actions in the future. 

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TFI becomes part of the New European Bauhaus vision: sustainability meets innovation

The New European Bauhaus is a European Commission initiative aimed at promoting sustainable and aesthetically pleasing design and lifestyles. It draws on the ideals of the historic Bauhaus by combining art, culture, science and technology to create innovative solutions to the environmental and social challenges of our time. The project promotes a holistic approach to architecture, design and urban planning that is not only environmentally friendly but also improves people's well-being. It aims to create a platform for creativity, collaboration and the exchange of best practices to shape a sustainable and inclusive future in Europe and beyond.

The TFI introduces the new board!

In the course of the general meeting of the TFI Aachen Institut für Bodensysteme an der RWTH Aachen e.V., the following new board members were elected on 13.12.23:
  • Stephan Naacke (Findeisen) – Chairman
  • Jörg Harbecke (emco)
  • Tobias Arnold (Hamelner Teppichwerke)
  • Martin Auerbach (HeimTex)
  • Lars Engelke (Object Carpet)
  • Eric Seliger (Halbmond)
  • Prof. Thomas Gries (ITA/RWTH)
  • Dr. phil. Jacqueline Lemm (TFI)
On the following pages, we would like to introduce you to the people who are thankfully committed to the TFI. Please open the following PDF:

RWTH university sports equipped with bio-based, recyclable artificial turf

Together with Morton Extrusionstechnik GmbH, the TFI has developed a sustainable artificial turf system for soccer pitches On November 24, 2023, the TFI and the ITA celebrated the inauguration of an innovative artificial turf pitch at Königshügel in Aachen.
The pitch was inaugurated by TFI and ITA with a soccer match to kick off the BioTurf research project. As part of BioTurf, an artificial turf made of bio-polyethylene (PE) was developed whose chemical properties hardly differ from conventional, petroleum-based PE.
Particularly noteworthy is the absence of infill granules, which not only improves the playing experience but also minimizes the environmental impact of microplastics. This was made possible by innovative tufting structures that pave the way for a sustainable future in the sports surfacing sector.
We look forward to further implementations of our BioTurf project in the future.