New research division

On January 1, 2018 the Fraunhofer IAP was expanded to include the research division "Center for Applied Nanotechnology CAN" which will be led by Prof. Dr. Horst Weller at its location in Hamburg.

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Tailor-made polymer research

High-performance fibers for fast cars, organic light-emitting diodes for flexible displays or artificial corneas for eye implants - for 25 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 Conference Center

The Conference Center is ideal for events with up to 200 participants and is available for conferences, workshops and network meetings. It can be used for events by Fraunhofer institutes and neighboring institutes on campus, as well as by other scientific institutions.

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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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Fraunhofer IAP



Researching New Highly Efficient OLEDs with Quantum Materials

Feb 1, 2018


Center for Applied Nano
technology CAN to become new research division at Fraunhofer IAP


Paints and varnishes based on potato starch

Jan 3, 2018


Polymer-based lightweight construction – energy efficient curing and functional

Sept 13, 2017


Macro-microwaves make lightweight construction for the aerospace
industry more efficient

Mar 1, 2017


25 years of the
Fraunhofer IAP: Polymer know-how for the

May 29, 2017