Much more than plastics

Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research

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Tailor-made polymer research

High-performance fibers for fast cars, organic light-emitting diodes for flat screens or artificial corneas for eye implants - for over 20 years the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm has been developing polymers. Our materials and methods cover the entire range of polymer applications. We also create conditions which ensure that the developed methods not only work on a laboratory scale, but also under production conditions.

We have been working on biobased and synthetic polymers that meet the growing demands of our partners. They need the end products to be, for example, more durable, more acid and heat resistant, more stable, easier to care for, healthier, more environmentally-friendly, more cost-effective ... and for these products to become easier and more energy efficient to manufacture.

At the "Application Center for Innovative Polymer Technologies" which was completed in 2012, we transfer processes for the production of innovative new materials and nanotechnology from laboratory to industry-oriented scale.

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