Welcome to the Faserinstitut

The Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBER) is a successful research institute for the development of high performance composites, production technologies, fiber development, quality assurance as well as material development and characterization.

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In 2019, the Faserinstitut Bremen moved into offices, laboratories and a new pilot plant at ECOMAT in Airport City. The close proximity to aerospace companies leads to a close partnership and enables research in the field of CFRP and its application as well as the development of innovative technical textiles.
The InFibrEco “R&D Infrastructures for the Integration of FIBRE into EcoMaT” funding project enabled the institute to procure pilot plants and laboratory equipment to implement new research priorities and enable new material science achievements. These funds were provided by the EU Regional Development Fund ERDF of the State of Bremen,



In addition, the Institute received government funding from the Senator for Science, Health and Consumer Protection (now the Senator for Science and Ports) to move into ECOMAT and establish the necessary organization.


Futur Day 2023

„From Polymer to Rope“
Fourth grade pupils visited our institute to learn more about polymers and fibres. Questions like, “What is a polymer?”, “What are technical applications for fibres?” and “What is part of a fibre development?” were answered including practical examples at the melt spinning and braiding plant. It was a really nice day with inquisitive pupils. Special thanks go to my colleagues Lena Kölsch and Daniel Weigel for the support.


Call for Papers for the 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen 2024

The 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen will take place from 20 to 22 March 2024 in Bremen, Germany. The event will be surrounded by a complete Bremen Cotton Week with several additional cotton and textile related meetings and workshops. The conference will be held on site in Bremen and will also include online presentations and an additional online audience. Visitors from all over the world are expected to attend this bi-annual event. The whole cotton value chain from breeding and production, testing and trading to processing, textiles and retail is represented in the conference topics. The event is organised by the Fibre Institute Bremen (Faserinstitut Bremen e.V.) and the Bremen Cotton Exchange.
You are invited to submit proposals for topics and speakers through our Call for Papers. We welcome submissions of original work related, but not limited, to the following themes: Cotton overview, developments; Cotton breeding and production in the regions, ginning; Cotton quality and testing; Cotton trading, commodity transportation; Textile processing: spinning, weaving/knitting, finishing; Innovative textile and technical cotton based products; Competition in the fibre market; Developments in the textile and clothing sector; Developments in the fashion industry / retail; consumer expectations; Sustainability in fibre and textile production, developments in legislation and legal restrictions; Circular economy, recycling; Transparency along the cotton value chain, traceability.
For more information on the Call for Papers, please visit
For directly submitting your proposals, please visit this link and enter your contact and planned presentation topic: The deadline for submissions is 13 August 2023.
If you have any questions, please contact the conference organisers directly (,

Health day at the Fiber Institute

A Health Day was held at the Fiber Institute on March 2, 2023. This was preceded by a survey of all employees on the subject of health promotion at the institute. This revealed a great interest in company health offers for preventive measures for back problems. For this reason, the health day was accompanied by a sports physiotherapist. The health day started with the keynote “A strong back – theoretical basics”. This was followed by several workshops on the topic of “A healthy back through more exercise”. Here, the practical implementation of concrete exercises could be tried out. The aim of the exercises is, for example, to counteract tension in the neck in a targeted manner and to alleviate pain by increasing mobility.


The balancing exercises shown should also ensure an “active” workplace in the future.

We would like to thank the following people for their kind support:
Claudia Haar and Silvia Kaiser from TK Bremen and Michael Deminatus from Deminatus Training.


The doctorate of Mr. Tim Frerich

On November 28, 2022, Mr. Tim Frerich successfully defended his doctoral thesis entitled “Modeling Methods for the Process Induced Distortions of CFRP-Parts produced in the Prepreg-Autoclave-Process”.

In his thesis he deals with the development of a simulation model for the prediction of the distortion behavior of fiber reinforced composites in the aerospace industry. By using simulation methods and validation by means of experiments, a basis for improving component quality was created. The curing kinetics of resins were intensively investigated and thermomechanical FEM simulations were performed. The results of the work provide a fundamental understanding of the development of process-induced residual stresses in aerospace components manufactured by the prepreg autoclave process. In addition, this work provides valuable insight into the relationships between process parameters, resin-curing kinetics, and the resulting process-induced residual stresses.

Mr. Frerich conducted research in the area of process simulation in the “Modeling and Simulation” department of the Fiber Institute Bremen from 2013 to 2021 and has been working at CTC GmbH in Stade since June 2021.