Membranes and Functional Films

The selective separation of mixtures of substances constitutes a challenge in numerous everyday procedures as well as in industrial and laboratory applications. Whether your aim is the percolation or the selective retention of substances: the most efficient solution to these problems are membranes and functional films.

Our department combines extensive expertise with innovative concepts to offer you targeted solutions for complex challenges. Benefit from proficiency and experience of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s biggest organization for applied research and development services.


Research | Development

Materials | Flat membranes
Spiral-wound modules | Hollow fibers
Capillary membranes | Tubular membranes
Membranes | Films | Processing
Membrane processes | Additives
Ionic liquids



Materials | Production and processing
Porous polyacrylonitrile membranes
Analytics | Process engineering
Consulting | Modular construction




Gas Filtration

Liquid Filtration


Structure Elucidation

Application examples


  • blood oxygenation
  • membrane morphology of PVDF-membranes
  • ultrafiltration membranes

We offer you


  • tailor-made solutions for your separation applications
  • experience and know-how in the field of Membranes and Functional Films
  • personal support


Innovative research needs reliable partners. Thanks to our close collaboration with partners from a wide range of industries, we ensure that your projects run smoothly.

Fraunhofer-Allianz POLO

Frequently used terms


In our glossary we provide you with
definitions of the terms most frequently used in our field of expertise.