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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Fire and Flame for New Surfaces

The Fraunhofer IAP and the Italian company esse CI are uniting their expertise in surface chemistry and machine engineering in order to clearly expand the opportunities provided by flame treatment and to extend the range of surface properties.

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Fraunhofer Conference Center

On 23 June 2016 the Fraunhofer Conference Center was inaugurated. The new building is ideal for events with up to 200 participants and is available for conferences, workshops and network meetings.

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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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News

Lightweight construction: Funding approval for Competence Center

For the establishment of a competence center for energy and resource-efficient lightweight construction at the Fraunhofer IAP, the funding approval was handed over by Brandenburg's Minister of Economic Affairs, Albrecht Gerber. Fraunhofer IAP’s director professor Alexander Böker received the approval on November 21 at the Cluster Conference of the Plastics and Chemistry Cluster.

 

Fire and Flame for New Surfaces

The Fraunhofer IAP and the Italian company esse CI are uniting their expertise in surface chemistry and machine engineering in order to clearly expand the opportunities provided by flame treatment and to extend the range of surface properties. 

 

K 2016: From OLED encapsulation to plagiarism protection

Prospective, encapsulation foils for flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) can be produced without any defects. This becomes possible by an inline detection system that works with fluorescent dyes. Three institutes of the Fraunhofer Alliance Polymer Surfaces POLO® have developed the process.

 

July 22, 2016 | Novel biomaterials from proteins

Biomaterials from renewable raw material have been a priority field of research at the Fraunhofer IAP. Research to date has focused on plant-based raw materials such as cellulose, starch, and lignin. Now the researchers are also developing biomaterials from proteins.

 

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.