Tailor-made polymer research

High-performance fibers for fast cars, organic light-emitting diodes for flexible displays 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.

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New Fraunhofer Conference Center

On 23 June 2016 the Fraunhofer Conference Center was inaugurated in the presence of Brandenburg’s Minister of Science Dr. Martina Münch, Fraunhofer Chairman Prof. Dr. Georg Rosenfeld, and the President of the University of Potsdam Prof. Dr. Oliver Günther. The new building is ideal for events with up to 250 participants and is available for conferences, workshops and network meetings.

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Washable microcapsules

The aim of the “Fraunhofer Technology Platform Microencapsulation TPM” is to give more visibility to microencapsulation technology and to take even better advantage of its versatile potential. The platform connects research institutions and companies that are active in the field of microencapsulation or are interested in this type of technology.

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We research on your behalf

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.

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Application Center

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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Fraunhofer IAP

News

 

June 15, 2016 | Lightweight Construction: Strategic collaboration between Fraunhofer IAP and TH Wildau

Dr. Simone Raatz (MdB) acquaints herself with collaborations between Fraunhofer and Universities of Applied Sciences

 

Press releases

June 23, 2016 | New Fraunhofer Conference Center

The Fraunhofer Conference Center was inaugurated in the presence of Brandenburg’s Minister of Science Dr. Martina Münch, Fraunhofer Chairman Prof. Dr. Georg Rosenfeld, and the President of the University of Potsdam Prof. Dr. Oliver Günther. The new building is ideal for events with up to 250 participants and is available for conferences, workshops and network meetings.

 

June 10, 2016 | Washable microcapsules that protect against insects and infections

The aim of the “Fraunhofer Technology Platform Microencapsulation TPM” is to give more visibility to microencapsulation technology and to take even better advantage of its versatile potential. The platform connects research institutions and companies that are active in the field of microencapsulation or are interested in this type of technology.

 

Developing improved paints and varnishes more quicklyMedtec

Developing wall paints and varnishes presents a big challenge for manufacturers. One reason is that samples merely enable them to estimate what the dispersion behavior in the reaction container will be. By teaming up with PDW Analytics GmbH, Fraunhofer researchers are now for the first time able to monitor the production of paints, varnishes and adhesives continuously and in real time – allowing them to design more efficient processes.

 

Printed electronics – from idea to series productionLOPEC

Luminescent films, paper-thin displays, flexible solar cells – far beyond the realm of traditional electronics, inks that are conductive and printable make many new applications possible. The first step in developing a product usually occurs in a lab that often resembles a manufactory.  However, in order to successfully launch a product on the market, its materials and manufacturing processes have to be suitable for industrial use.

 

March 7, 2016 | Light weight construction for aeronautics and transport

At the JEC World in Paris, Fraunhofer IAP presents a simple, cost-effective and energy-saving process for the chemical recycling of fiber-reinforced thermosets.

 

March 8–10, 2016 | Hall 5a | Stand D52