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Bio-based films suitable for industrial use

Biopolymers can be processed into films using conventional machinery – this will be demonstrated in a workshop given by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Schwarzheide on June 10, 2015. In addition, new developments that considerably expand the range of familiar applications in the field of biopolymer films will be presented. Special attention will be given to co-extruded systems of films. The workshop is directed towards film manufacturers and processors, representatives from plastics groups and associations, as well as research institutions.

Films represent an important area of the plastics industry. The range of applications is diverse, from flexible films for the packaging sector, to bags and...

08.06.2015 | nachricht Read more

EMBO-Workshop on SMC proteins at the IMP Vienna

For four days, from May 12 to 15, the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna will host the EMBO-Workshop “SMC proteins – Chromosomal organizers from bacteria to human“.

The scientific meeting, jointly organised by the IMP and EMBO (the European Molecular Biology Organization), draws the world’s leading experts on SMC proteins...

12.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology 2015 - Productivity is the key

New ways to increase productivity were top of the agenda at this year’s UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology, with many aspects of the subject presented and debated in depth – from beam sources and process engineering to applications. The conclusion: ultrafast laser pulses have arrived in material processing, new applications are becoming possible thanks to constant developments not least in process engineering, and the market for ultrafast laser systems is enjoying exceptional growth.

On April 22 and 23, over 160 experts from science and industry met up in Alsdorf near Aachen, Germany, for the 3rd UKP-Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology....

08.05.2015 | nachricht Read more

Innovations in Lead-Acid Battery Technology – ILAB 2015 Europe

From 15 to 17 April 2015, the »Innovations in Lead-Acid Batteries - Europe« (ILAB-E) workshop, jointly organized by the Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium ALABC and Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, took place at Fraunhofer ISC in Wurzburg. The ILAB-E joined battery producers and researchers to discuss current needs and latest developments of lead-acid batteries. Over 60 visitors from 18 countries attended the venue.

The ILAB 2015 offers an international platform for researchers and producers to present new ideas and project results on lead-acid batteries (LAB).

30.04.2015 | nachricht Read more

NIT takes part in Hamburg Dialog Platform Industrie 4.0

What does Industrie 4.0 mean for tomorrow’s employees? What will be the repercussions of increasing automation for qualification, employment, and organization? These are the issues that NIT and TUHH are dealing with as part of the Hamburg Dialog Platform Industrie 4.0, which was initiated by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and regional industrial associations.

Industrie 4.0 stands for the fourth industrial revolution and deals with the development of increasing autonomy of production processes. Major progress in...

30.03.2015 | nachricht Read more

The PV Module Reliability Workshop Goes to Britain!

Experts Gather to Discuss the Latest Test Methods and Measuring Tools

This year’s PV Module Reliability workshop is being held at Loughborough University’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST) in Leicestershire,...

24.03.2015 | nachricht Read more

Online Seminar of the Fraunhofer WKI: "Thermography on Rotor Blades"

Thermography on rotor blades is in the focus of the 29th webinar of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research WKI on March 24, 2015. The online seminar at 2.00 p.m. will be held in english language.

Hidden defects in rotor blades of wind energy turbines can cause huge economic losses and, in the worst case of a breaking blade, threaten human lives....

24.02.2015 | nachricht Read more

WKI-Online-Seminar »Sensorische Prüfungen von Bauprodukten«

Geruchsprüfungen an Innenraummaterialien, wie Bauprodukten und Konsumgütern, sind ein nützliches Werkzeug um unangenehmen Gerüchen (»off-odor«) auf die Spur zu kommen. In Kombination mit Emissionskammermessungen können unter definierten klimatischen Bedingungen qualitative und quantitative Kriterien zur Beurteilung von Geruchsstoffemissionen herangezogen werden. Das kostenfreie Webinar des Fraunhofer-Instituts für Holzforschung WKI am 24.2.2015 beschäftigt sich ab 15 Uhr mit dem Thema »Sensorische Prüfungen«.

Eine quantitative Untersuchung von Gerüchen kann mit der Methode der empfunden Intensität (»perceived intensity«) gemäß ISO 16000 Teil 28 oder mit der...

17.02.2015 | nachricht Read more

Vision Flat - Workshop on Future Glazing

Fraunhofer FEP is celebrating twenty years of research in the area of coating on flat substrates.

“Coating of Flat Substrates” has been one of the main business fields of Fraunhofer FEP for twenty years. During this period, an impressive technological...

12.11.2014 | nachricht Read more

UKP Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology 2015: Save the Date!

On April 22 and 23, the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT will be holding the Third UKP Workshop: Ultrafast Laser Technology in Aachen, Germany.

Scientists, laser manufacturers and users from a wide variety of branches from Germany and abroad will meet here to catch up on the latest trends from...

16.09.2014 | nachricht Read more
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Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: What would a tsunami in the Mediterranean look like?

A team of European researchers have developed a model to simulate the impact of tsunamis generated by earthquakes and applied it to the Eastern Mediterranean. The results show how tsunami waves could hit and inundate coastal areas in southern Italy and Greece. The study is published today (27 August) in Ocean Science, an open access journal of the European Geosciences Union (EGU).

Though not as frequent as in the Pacific and Indian oceans, tsunamis also occur in the Mediterranean, mainly due to earthquakes generated when the African...

Im Focus: Self-healing landscape: landslides after earthquake

In mountainous regions earthquakes often cause strong landslides, which can be exacerbated by heavy rain. However, after an initial increase, the frequency of these mass wasting events, often enormous and dangerous, declines, in fact independently of meteorological events and aftershocks.

These new findings are presented by a German-Franco-Japanese team of geoscientists in the current issue of the journal Geology, under the lead of the GFZ...

Im Focus: FIC Proteins Send Bacteria Into Hibernation

Bacteria do not cease to amaze us with their survival strategies. A research team from the University of Basel's Biozentrum has now discovered how bacteria enter a sleep mode using a so-called FIC toxin. In the current issue of “Cell Reports”, the scientists describe the mechanism of action and also explain why their discovery provides new insights into the evolution of pathogens.

For many poisons there are antidotes which neutralize their toxic effect. Toxin-antitoxin systems in bacteria work in a similar manner: As long as a cell...

Im Focus: Fraunhofer IPA develops prototype of intelligent care cart

It comes when called, bringing care utensils with it and recording how they are used: Fraunhofer IPA is developing an intelligent care cart that provides care staff with physical and informational support in their day-to-day work. The scientists at Fraunhofer IPA have now completed a first prototype. In doing so, they are continuing in their efforts to improve working conditions in the care sector and are developing solutions designed to address the challenges of demographic change.

Technical assistance systems can improve the difficult working conditions in residential nursing homes and hospitals by helping the staff in their work and...

Im Focus: A Grand Voyage for Tiny Organisms

Climate and Ecosystem Change in the Mediterranean

Since the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 many hundreds of marine animal and plant species from the Red Sea have invaded the eastern Mediterranean, leading...

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