On the occasion of the Techtextil fair in Frankfurt/Germany, the Chairman of Walter Reiners-Stiftung Foundation of the VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Frankfurt/Germany, Peter D. Dornier, has awarded prizes to 7 successful young engineers. For the first time, the Foundation awarded 2 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 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. 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, 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 ring for tests on oil-adsorbing textiles.
Felix Zerbes, RWTH Aachen, was awarded a Promotion Prize of € 3.500 in the category Master. He developed a technical solution for air jet weaving to improve the quality of woven fabric.