Our research

Biopolymers

In the research division Biopolymers we focus on both industrially available biopolymers and biopolymers from agricultural and forestry products that are obtained with newly developed methods.

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Functional Polymer Systems

Materials and technologies for displays, for energy production and conversion, for sensors and actuators as well as for optical components are developed in our research division.

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Synthesis and Polymer Technology

The research division Synthesis and Polymer Technology is specialized in the synthesis of novel polymer structures as well as the development and optimization of polymerization processes. Priorities are microencapsulation, particle applications and shape-memory polymers.

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Life Science and Bioprocesses

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Pilot Plant Center PAZ

The Fraunhofer PAZ in Schkopau concentrates on technology development and scale-up of polymer synthesis and processing steps.

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Polymeric Materials and Composites PYCO

The research division is developing highly crosslinked polymers (thermosets) for all applications with particular reference to aviation, IT-technology and instrumentation.

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Research divisions

 

Lignocellulose | Starch Modification / Molecular Properties | Fiber Technology | Material Development and Structure Characterization | Processing Pilot Plant for Biopolymers Schwarzheide

 

Functional Materials and Devices | Polymers and Electronics | Chromogenic Polymers | Sensors and Actuators

 

Microcapsulation / Particle Applications | Polymer Synthesis | Function Integrated Polymer Films | Shape-Memory Polymers

 

Functional Protein Systems / Biotechnology | Biomaterials and Healthcare

 

Polymer Synthesis | Polymer Processing

 

Resin Formulation and Characterization | Thermosets for Lightweight Applications | Resin Synthesis and Semi-finished Components