Tailor-made polymer research

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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

High-performance fibers for fast 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.



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 generation

May 18, 2018


ILA 2018: Cost-effective carbon fibers for light-weight construction

Apr 18, 2018


Smart printing: power generating films and
luminescent glass

Apr 11, 2018


easy implementation
thanks to modern
printing techniques

Mar 13, 2018