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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Fraunhofer PAZ cuts energy costs in half for the synthetic rubber isolation process

Rubber is a highly sought after raw material, especially when it comes to car tires, rubber products and mattresses. Synthetically produced rubber is an important alternative, not least because the supply of natural rubber fluctuates.

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Quickly identifying tumors by using antibodies

Antibodies combat viruses and bacteria. They also attach themselves to cancer cells. Fraunhofer scientists are using this property to detect cancer cells in tissue samples.

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New Research Division

On January 1, 2016 the former Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO became the sixth research division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP. Dr. Christian Dreyer takes over the provisional leadership of the research division.

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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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LOPEC

LOPEC is the event for the printed electronics industry. It combines technology and business. It is the leading global platform in the sector and provides support in every aspect of the industry, from research to application.

 

Medtec

Visit us at Medtec!

The MEDTEC is the most important exhibition for European medical device manufacturers. The Fraunhofer IAP will present new developments in medical technology.

 

Medtec | Stuttgart (Germany)
April 12–14, 2016 | Hall 3 | Stand 3A11

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

February 22, 2016 | Fraunhofer PAZ cuts energy costs in half for the synthetic rubber isolation process

Rubber is a highly sought after raw material, especially when it comes to car tires, rubber products and mattresses. Synthetically produced rubber is an important alternative, not least because the supply of natural rubber fluctuates. ...

January 6, 2016 | New Research Division

On January 1, 2016 the former Fraunhofer Research Institution for Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO became the sixth research division of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP. Dr. Christian Dreyer takes over the provisional leadership of the research division.

January 4, 2016 | Quickly identifying tumors by using antibodies

Antibodies combat viruses and bacteria. They also attach themselves to cancer cells. Fraunhofer scientists are using this property to detect cancer cells in tissue samples.