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Roll-to-roll processes: R2R coating and structuring

Press release Fraunhofer IGB / November 9, 2023

R2R structuring
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The many issues for which Fraunhofer IGB develops coating processes do not stop at small laboratory systems. Thanks to our excellent facilities, we are also able to carry out scaling concepts such as the continuous treatment of fiber and roll materials (foils, nonwovens).

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Press release Fraunhofer CBP / November 9, 2023

Pilot plant for synthesizing methanol from synthesis gas
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The SynLink research project deals with the production of renewable fuels, such as methanol or long-chain hydrocarbons. This means considering the entire value chain from both a technical and an economic perspective – from production of synthesis gas using renewable electrical energy and carbon dioxide, and its subsequent chemocatalytic conversion into fuel, right through to practical application tests on cars and trucks – and demonstrating that a technology readiness level (TRL) of 5–6 has been achieved. Within the project, Fraunhofer CBP was tasked with carrying out long-term experiments for methanol production on a pilot scale with a TRL of 5–6.

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Tape2Grape – Biobased, biodegradable grafting tape for fruit growing and agriculture

Press release Fraunhofer IGB / November 9, 2023

Project Tape2Grape
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Tape2Grape is a 100 percent biobased multifunctional grafting tape for fruit and ornamental trees, which can be equipped with individual biological ingredients. Tape2Grape is biodegradable and therefore makes an important contribution to holistic, ecological agriculture.  

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EU project ZeroF aims to create substitutes for PFAS in food packaging and textiles

Press release Fraunhofer ISC / September 27, 2023

Project ZeroF
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They protect pizza boxes against grease penetration, make outdoor clothing weatherproof, and are also found in groundwater and in the human body: perfluoroalkyl substances, or PFASs for short. Some representatives of this large group of chemicals are now classified as hazardous to health or even carcinogenic. The European Union now wants to ban a number of critical PFAS and is promoting the development of substitute materials for PFAS in four large collaborative projects, such as the EU project ZeroF. In this project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC is working with industrial companies and research institutes to develop solutions for PFAS-free food packaging and textiles.     

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Solutions for a successful raw material and energy transition

Press release Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance / August 16, 2022

Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance ACHEMA 2022
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The Fraunhofer Chemistry Alliance presents itself at ACHEMA 2022

At the world's leading trade fair for the process industry, ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main, the Fraunhofer alliance for the chemistry lead market will present itself to the industry as a strong partner thanks to its combined expertise. From August 22 to 26, 2022, the participating institutes will showcase their current joint research activities, which focus on several areas. These include the digitalization of chemical processes, further development of green chemistry, facilitation of scale-up, safety and regulatory issues, and the efficiency of chemical processes as well as the development of a circular economy.


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