Fraunhofer-Institut für Grenzflächen- und Bioverfahrenstechnik IGB

Nobelstr. 12 , 70569 Stuttgart
Germany

Telephone +49 711 9704137
Fax +49 711 9704200
christian.oehr@igb.fraunhofer.de

Trade fair hall

  • Hall 7 / SC01
 Interactive Plan

Hall map

K 2016 hall map (Hall 7): stand SC01

Fairground map

K 2016 fairground map: Hall 7

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.01  Thermoplastics
  • 01.01.010  Bioplastics
  • 01.01.010.01  Bioplastics, biobased
  • 01  Raw materials, auxiliaries
  • 01.06  Synthetic fibres, bristels, tapes
  • 01.06.005  Carbon fibres (CF)

Carbon fibres (CF)

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.02  Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • 02.02.001  Vapour-deposit decorating

Vapour-deposit decorating

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.02  Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • 02.02.003  Printing

Printing

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.02  Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • 02.02.006  Embossing

Embossing

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.03  Supplying
  • 02.03.002  Plastics products and parts for automotive

Plastics products and parts for automotive

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.03  Supplying
  • 02.03.007  Plastics products and parts for electrical engineering

Plastics products and parts for electrical engineering

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.03  Supplying
  • 02.03.012  Plastics products and parts for medical engineering

Plastics products and parts for medical engineering

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.03  Supplying
  • 02.03.015  Plastics products and parts for transport/packaging

Plastics products and parts for transport/packaging

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.05  Products
  • 02.05.007  Coatings
  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.05  Products
  • 02.05.041  Membranes

Membranes

  • 02  Semi-finished products,parts and reinforced plastics
  • 02.05  Products
  • 02.05.068  Technical films

Technical films

  • 04  Services for the plastics and rubber industrie
  • 04.06  Science and consulting

Science and consulting

Our products

Product category: Bioplastics, biobased

Building blocks for biobased polymers

Chemicals and polymers from plant biomass are not only "green" – they also may have promising new properties. BioCat, the Straubing branch of Fraunhofer IGB, has developed processes for the transformation of terpenes, residual material of cellulose production from wood, to biosurfactants, biobased epoxides or monomers for especially impact-resistant, cold-stable polyamides. These high-performance polyamides from terpene lactams such as camphor and careen lactam as building blocks are significantly more amorphous – and due to their transparency enable new applications, e.g. for ski goggles or visors.

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Product category: Coatings

Anti-icing coatings

The function of technical installations such as rotor blades of wind turbines, aircraft wings, solar panels, or overhead lines but also of outdoor and sports equipment, can be affected severely by ice adhesion. With plasma coatings, embossed or printed structures developed at Fraunhofer IGB surfaces and textiles can be effectively protected against icing. Water-repellent micro- and nanostructured layers for example reduce ice formation by more than 90 percent. Surfaces can either be coated directly in the plasma chamber or pasted with a self-adhesive anti-icing foil from shock and impact resistant polyurethane (PU).

 

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Product category: Coatings

Plasma-functionalized and –coated materials

To provide surfaces with new properties, Fraunhofer IGB especially applies plasma treatment technology. This way, we are able to etch surfaces, e.g. to clean them, or to graft chemical functionalities onto the surface, i.e. to alter wetting characteristics, or to polymerize thin films onto the surface, providing functions such as scratch-resistance, dirt-repellency, or corrosion protection. Further applications include inorganic oxygen or water vapor barrier layers for packaging materials that can be combined with another layer so that liquid and paste-like contents drain off completely from their containers. We offer the development of a complete process – from layer and process development to scale-up and production of sample coatings.

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About us

Company details

The Fraunhofer IGB develops and optimizes processes and products in the fields of health, chemistry and process industry, as well as environment and energy. We combine the highest scientific standards with professional know-how in our competence areas – always with a view to economic efficiency and sustainability. Our strengths are offering complete solutions from the laboratory to the pilot scale.

Functionalization and coating
One focus is on plasma processing as a tool in thin film and surface treatment technologies. The used plasmas are low temperature, low-to-medium pressure ones, enabling a gentle and controlled surface processing. This way we are able to etch surfaces, e.g. to clean them, or to graft new chemical functionalities onto the surface. It is also possible to polymerize a thin film onto the surface, providing such functions as as scratch-resistance, dirt-repellency, or corrosion protection. By controlling the gas composition, power and other process parameters, a broad spectrum of chemical, physical and biological surface modifications is attainable.

Building blocks for biobased polymers
Another focus is on the development of new chemical catalysts and biocatalysts for the development of new sustainable and resource-efficient chemical products such as fine and specialty chemicals or monomers for polymer chemistry from renewable raw materials and biogenic residues. Successful examples of our work include the transformation of terpenes (residual material of wood processing) to biosurfactants, biobased epoxides or monomers, especially impact-resistant, cold-stable polyamides. Other recycled material flows are vegetable oils and fatty acids, lignin and nitrogenous sugar, which are, for example, converted to functionalized carboxylic acids, conductive polymers, and monomers for polyesters and hydrocolloids.

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