We make polymers fit for future!

Annual report 2018 [pdf]

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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

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.



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


QD color filters for

New research project between Fraunhofer IAP and Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI)

Sep 6, 2019


QR codes

 Aug 1, 2019



New splint for bone fractures

Aug 1, 2019


Contact lenses with medicine and sugar

Apr 17, 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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