25 years of Fraunhofer IAP

Polymer know-how for the future

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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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Annual report 2016

In our annual report we inform about the Fraunhofer IAP's current research projects, important events, economic indicators and personnel development.

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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



Polymer-based lightweight construction – energy efficient curing and functional imprinting


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 future

May 29, 2017


High-Performance Center "Integration of Biological and Physical-Chemical Material Functions"

Apr 26, 2017


Prof. Johannes Ganster from Fraunhofer IAP assumes chair at BTU Cottbus–Senftenberg

Apr 21, 2017


LOPEC 2017 OLED production facility from a single source

Mar 28, 2017