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Press releases

  • © Photo Fraunhofer CAN, Foto: Edgar Wacker

    The Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN) GmbH was integrated into the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (Potsdam-Golm) on January 1, 2018. Under the leadership of Professor Horst Weller, a renowned chemist, the 23 employees will continue their research activities at CAN’s location in Hamburg. Focus is on the manufacturing and characterization of a range of materials in the form of nanoparticles and nanocomposites.

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  • Metal coating based on renewable raw materials / 2018

    Paints and varnishes based on potato starch

    Press release / 3.1.2018

    © Photo Fraunhofer IAP

    If a surface has to be protected against corrosion, in 80 percent of cases this takes place through coating it with paints or varnishes. When doing so, the proportion of bio-based, environmentally-friendly solutions is extremely small. In cooperation with researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA are looking to close this gap and are developing a cost-effective coating based on renewable raw materials. The emphasis of the research is on potato starch.

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