We make polymers fit for future!

Our competences for your progress

Our expertise - your succcess [pdf]

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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

We make polymers fit for the future!

At the Fraunhofer IAP, we develop bio-based and synthetic polymers that are efficient, intelligent and sustainable -
from the laboratory to the industrial scale.

The applications are diverse: bio-based packaging, lightweight materials, phosphors for displays, truck tires with less abrasion,
biodegradable bone splints, antimicrobial contact lenses, and much more.





Biodegradability of microcapsules

Apr 22, 2020


Artificial pericardial
tissue from the 3D printer

Feb 4, 2020


Polymer membranes facilitate the exchange of oxygen in the body

Feb 3, 2020


Fraunhofer IAP and KETI strengthen cooperation on high-performance polymer materials

Dec 12, 2019


Bio-based carbon fibers

High-performance and sustainability for light-weight applications

Oct 10, 2019


3D printing of resins: fast curing with

Sep 30, 2019


Circular plastics economy: Things are rolling smoothly for plastics

Sep 20, 2019



Fraunhofer IAP

Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

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


Prof. Dr. Alexander Böker


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