Textile History

The German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research Denkendorf as the parent company of ITV Denkendorf Produktservice GmbH can reflect on a history rich in tradition and science:

Managing Director of ITVP: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser

2005 - 2006
Expansion of the clean rooms to a total of 1,200 m².

Spin-off of ITVP from ITV Denkendorf as a 100% subsidiary of the German Institutes for Textile and Fibre Research.

Early on, the ITV Denkendorf established a quality management system for medical devices to enable industrial partners to manufacture preliminary products under certified conditions. In 1998, the development and production of medical devices were certified for the first time according to DIN EN ISO 13485.

First accreditation of testing laboratories at the ITV.

Expansion of the clean rooms of today's ITVP.

In 1980, this led to the creation of the research area of biomedical engineering at the ITV Denkendorf, which was concerned with the development of a variety of textile implants.

As early as 1974, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heinrich Planck was working on textile arterial prostheses with a fibrous structure as part of his doctoral thesis at the Institute for Textile Technology (then still in Reutlingen).