The reinforcement fibre research group is part of the Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of the RWTH Aachen University which is led by Professor h. c. (MGU) Dr.-Ing. Dipl.-Wirt. Ing. Thomas Gries. The production of glass, basalt and carbon fibres lies within the key research field of the group. With state of the art facilities on semi-industrial scales as well as access to an extensive research network within the ITA, the group has turned into one of the leading research groups of its kind over the past decades. We offer R&D services as well as workshops regarding all aspects of the fibre production. Since 2006, the organization of the bi-annual International Glass Fibre Symposium as well as the Symposium for Tailored Carbon Fibers and Composites have been key events organized by the group. As of 2020, both events will be combined in the new Aachen Reinforced! Symposium.