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Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP

FROM INNOVATIVE MATERIALS TO SOLUTIONS OF THE FUTURE

Creative solutions are key to mastering the challenges of the present and the future - whether climate change, pandemics, energy transition, structural changes or new mobility concepts.

At Fraunhofer IAP, we are tackling this task with innovative materials, processes and technologies. We address the entire value chain - from the idea to the customized prototype.

 

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BIOECONOMY and SUSTAINABILITY

 

We tap sustainable raw materials and enable a circular economy to reduce dependency on fossil energy sources.

 

Biopolymers made from renewable raw materials such as cellulose, starch, lignin or proteins are a focus of our materials research. They open up new approaches to the circular economy.

With our expertise in the modification and optimization of biopolymers and their industrial production, we create the basis for sustainable products.

ENERGY TRANSITION and MOBILITY

 

The integration of innovative materials into components and products is a key to the energy transition and the evolution of new mobility concepts.

 

Intelligent insulating materials and glazing reduce the energy requirements of buildings. Novel fiber composites for wind power, hydrogen storage and vehicle construction open up new options for energy generation and more efficient mobility. New catalysts and membranes for fuel cells enable hydrogen as a climate-neutral energy source.

We develop essential building blocks for the solutions of the future.

HEALTH and QUALITY of LIFE

 

From arteries to wrist: For new active ingredients, products and processes for medicine, medical technology and cosmetics, we offer individual solutions from a single source.                            

 

Based on novel nanomaterials and biomolecules, we develop e.g. biosensors, diagnostic methods and therapies. We are also addressing new approaches for controlling pathogens on surfaces and in air filters.

Our interdisciplinary approach combines polymer research, biotechnology and nanotechnology for an improved quality of life.

 

 

 

INDUSTRY and TECHNOLOGY

 

Your competent partner along the value chain: from innovative materials to market-relevant prototypes.

 

At the Pilot Plant Center PAZ, we develop and optimize the scale-up of the synthesis of polymers up to the ton scale. At sites in Brandenburg, we produce high-performance fibers and plastics optimized for them as well as biomolecules and biopolymers on a pilot plant scale.

We offer customized solutions and provide sample quantities as well as quality tests according to applicable industry standards.

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We are still here
for you!

 

To protect our employees and their families during the Corona
pandemic as much as possible,
we are currently working mainly from home.

We can still be reached by phone and email and are
keeping our research operations
running as smoothly as possible. We apologize if there are any
limitations or delays.

Stay healthy!

 

Surface analysis at the highest level

Mar 19, 2021

 

New antimicrobial polymers as alternatives to antibiotics

New Emmy Noether group at the University of Potsdam conducts joint research with Fraunhofer IAP | Jan 25, 2021

 

BEAT-COVID –
advanced therapy strategies against the pandemic

Oct 28, 2020

 

Programmable insulation materials

Oct 15, 2020

 

Brandenburg meets
Korea

Fraunhofer IAP is participating in a digital project with B2B meetings for companies with innovative solutions.  

 

 

 

Breast cancer diagnosis in real time

Fraunhofer IAP expands expertise with new research group

Aug 17, 2020

 

Events

online conference | 19 -20 April 2021

ICULTA - International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications

online conference | 16 June 2021

Fraunhofer CCPE® compact

Chemical Recycling - Most wanted for a Circular Economy?

 

CONTACT

Fraunhofer IAP

Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm
Germany

Phone +49 331 568-1000
Fax +49 331 568-3000

Director

Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker

 

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