Cosmetics – our research for your products

Research and development for cosmetics

Are you looking for support in developing new ingredients or formulations for your cosmetic products? The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP is your competent research partner for the development, formulation and characterization of ingredients.

Our scientists have years of expertise in the tailored development of polymers, particles, surfaces and microcapsules. Using state-of-the-art equipment, we provide you with one-stop customized solutions.

 

We offer

  • development of new cosmetic (biobased) raw materials based on polymers or nanoparticles
  • modification and application of raw materials based on polymer or nano/microparticles in formulations
  • development, improvement and characterization of formulations
  • selection, development and realization of customized analytical methods for individual raw material or product characterization
  • individual solutions based on market trends and latest scientific developments
  • consulting

Services

Particle developmentantibacterial particles

  • biodegradable polymer particles (e. g. peeling)
  • nano- and microparticles
  • opacifier
  • pigments
  • UV protection particles
  • controllable dispersion

 

Polymer development amphoteric polymers and polyelectrolytes

  • antibacterial polymers
  • biodegradable polymers
  • hydrogels and pastes
  • materials with textured colors (pearl effect)
  • multifunctional polymers
  • rheology modifiers
  • switchable polymers

 

Analytics

  • adsorption and permeation
  • biocompatibility and risk assessment
  • chromatography
  • hair analysis
  • light and electron microscopy
  • microbial stability
  • surface analysis
  • surface tension
  • rheology
  • spectroscopy
  • scattering and diffraction methods
  • thermal methods/calorimetry

 

Encapsulations

  • biodegradable and biocompatible materials
  • oil and water soluble active substances
  • process integration, scale-up, formulation
  • protection and controlled release of sensitive substances

 

Formulations

  • elimination of instabilities
  • characterization
  • cosmeceuticals
  • development, optimization, compatibility
  • preservation
  • synthesis of organic intermediates
  • multi-phase systems

Ruben R. Rosencrantz

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Dr. Ruben R. Rosencrantz

Functional Protein Systems

Fraunhofer IAP
Geiselbergstr. 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-3203

Joachim Storsberg

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Dr. Joachim Storsberg

Head of department | Biomaterials and Healthcare

Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1321

Silvia Janietz

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Priv.-Doz. Dr. habil. Silvia Janietz

Head of department | Polymers and Electronics

Geiselbergstraße 69
14469 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1208

Andreas Holländer

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Dr. Andreas Holländer

Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Polymerforschung
Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1404

Erik Wischerhoff

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Dr. Erik Wischerhoff

Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1508

Bert Volkert

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Dr. Bert Volkert

Head of department | Lignocellulose

Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1516

Vesna Aleksandrovic-Bondzic

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Dr. Vesna Aleksandrovic-Bondzic

Head of group | Home and Personal Care

Grindelallee 117
20146  Hamburg

Phone +49 40 2489639-12

Alexandra Latnikova

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Dr. Alexandra Latnikova

Microencapsulation/Particle Applications

Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam-Golm

Phone +49 331 568-1207