Förderverein Deutsches Wollforschungsinstitut Aachen e.V.

We promote the future!

The Association of Friends of Deutsches Wollforschungsinstitut Aachen e. V. is a group of dedicated companies, organizations and private persons. It provides valuable support for research at the DWI and for talented young scientists. Being a member of the DWI – Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V. (DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials), the association of friends actively helps to shape the future of the institute. The association is recognized as a nonprofit organization. Membership fees and donations are tax-deductable.


Why to become a member of the Association of Friends?

  • You support cutting edge research at the DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials and you invest in the development of future materials and technologies.
  • You support excellent young researchers and get in touch with them.
  • You are regularly informed about current  research at the DWI and about upcoming  conferences.
  • You extend your professional network and make valuable new contacts – after all, the member companies of the association and the scientists of the DWI belong to the leaders in their  respective fields of work and research.


Our members are

  • Verbände der Textil- und Kunststoffindustrie sowie der Chemiewirtschaft
  • Verbände und Organisationen verwandter Industrien
  • Firmen mit eigener Rechtspersönlichkeit
  • natürliche Personen


Further Information:

  • Flyer including information about membership fees and a form or admission to the association
  • Statutes


Scientific Officer

Dr. Janine Hillmer

+49 241 80-23336
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Managing Board of the Association of Friends

  • Dr. Thomas Förster (Henkel AG & Co. KGaA), Chairman

  • Dr. Heike Heckroth (Covestro), Vice Chairman

  • Dr. Jürgen Omeis (Altana AG)

  • Dr. Patrick Glöckner (Evonik Industries AG)

  • Dr. Stefan Dreher (BASF SE)

Company members (selection)

  • Altana AG


  • CHT Germany GmbH

  • Covestro Deutschland AG

  • DSM

  • Evonik Industries AG

  • Hairdreams Haarhandels GmbH

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

  • L’Oréal Deutschland GmbH

  • LANXESS Deutschland GmbH

  • Lubrizol Advanced Materials

  • Momentive Performance Materials

  • Rudolf Chemie

  • TRI Princton

Projects that are currently being supported by the Association