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We conduct research to develop sustainable technical solutions for our sector and to design indoor spaces in the best possible way. Therefore, we focus on aspects of sustainability and circular economy, health, safety, comfort and design. We use our expertise, our decades of experience, our modern infrastructure and draw on our large interdisciplinary network. In cooperative research projects, novel materials and products, innovative production techniques and technologies as well as testing methods are created.


Our expertise meets the highest standards. As a result, we achieve excellent research results and ensure the transfer of innovations and new findings from science to industry. We are constantly improving and expanding our competences. This enables us to identify future challenges in good time and develop innovative solutions for our industry and thus for the interior space of the future.

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Using their scientific knowledge, our researchers develop innovative technologies to transform raw materials and semi-finished products into finished building products. Building products such as floor coverings are manufactured in a series of process steps. With our know-how, we develop alternative materials, semi-finished products, products and processes in cooperation with our partners to meet future requirements for healthy, sustainable and safe building products.

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Key Topics

These key topics have strategic importance for our research work and are oriented towards the challenges facing industry and society.

Our key topics are:

  • Sustainability and circular economy
  • Health
  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Design
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How we work with you

With our proximity to application and our transfer capabilities, we are the innovation engine for our sector. Together we define the form of our cooperation. – Depending on your wishes, we create customised, exclusive developments for your product alone or pre-competitive, practice-oriented solutions for the entire industry.

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Dr.-Ing. Bayram Aslan, MBA


Phone: +49 241 9679-115



Dipl.-Ing. Sophia Gelderblom

Research Coodinator /
Materials and Use Behaviour

Phone: +49 241 9679-144


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