We make polymers fit
for the future!

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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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 Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP

Much more than plastics!

Biobased carbon fibers for light-weight cars, organic light-emitting diodes for flexible displays or artificial corneas for eye implants – for more than 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.




Lacquering before

Dec 3, 2018


New method for
investigating polymers in the environment

Oct 8, 2018


Christian Dreyer from the Fraunhofer IAP
receives professorship
at TH Wildau

Sep 12, 2018


Professor Horst Weller
receives the 2018 ECIS-Solvay Prize

Sep 4, 2018


Marking breast implants with tomato DNA to prevent counterfeiting

Aug 1, 2018


Environmentally friendly proton-conducting membrane for
electrolysis and fuel cells

June 12, 2018


Breaking ground:
Fraunhofer IAP bundles lightweight construction technologies at the Wildau site

June 8, 2018


Self-illuminating pixels for a new display

May 18, 2018


Fraunhofer IAP

Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

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

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Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker


Phone +49 331 568-1112

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