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Fraunhofer-Institut Angewandte Polymerforschung

Material development vital for market breakthrough

High-tech developments cannot take place without new materials: from screens and computer housings to displays or loudspeakers - only development of the right material at the right time can help new products break into the market. Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer ResearchThe offers solutions for developing and tailoring materials, functional polymers and process aids on the basis of synthetic and natural polymers. We can customize polymers to meet different material, processing and end-use requirements in an optimum way by varying their structure and synthesis and through compounding. Surfaces and interfaces are specially prepared.

Cellulose and starch - better processes, new products

The future of material development belongs more to new production processes and specially tailored materials than to the discovery of entirely new chemical building blocks (monomers). In the Carbacell and Lyocell processes, we offer alternatives to the conventional viscose process. With other cellulose and starch products, many new fields of application can be opened up. We offer a wealth of R&D experience with these interesting raw materials to help our customers develop products specially tailored to market requirements.

Functional polymers

Besides the materials described above, we develop polymers with special functional properties. This calls for the skill and intuition of an expert in chemical synthesis. The Fraunhofer IAP offers R&D and consulting services to help develop technical solutions for the electronics industry, optical sector and medical applications.

Fast "time to market"

Tailored polymers with functional properties are the key to new markets. The rapid translation of an idea into a market-ready product, i.e. "time to market", plays a vital role in determining success. The Fraunhofer IAP, with its comprehensive resources for contract research, is the right partner for this rapid product development.


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