Christoph starts his doctoral research on the fabrication and use of hybrid bicomponent fibres at the Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures at ETH Zurich.
Nicole joins the team as a Master's student and later as the second doctoral candidate working on bicomponent fibre technology.
Prototype spinning line
The first prototype line spinning continuous fibres is erected in the lab and in-line coating experiments commence.
The first material sample is consolidated into a laminate, kicking off the research on part production using bicomponent fibres.
The team defines the Antefil project and acquires transfer funding in the form of an ETH Pioneer Fellowship and a BRIDGE Proof of Concept grant.