Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Sustainability Awards 2020

Winners in the categories "Bio Based" and "Overall Winner": Our bioORMOCER® barrier coatings

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German Packaging Award

GOLD-Award in the category "Sustainability" for Development from the Fraunhofer ISC.

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Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

3rd place for the bioORMOCER® layers at the ''Bio-based Material of the Year 2020'' Innovation Award

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Research against the corona virus

The Fraunhofer ISC with its Translational Center for Regenerative Therapies is working together with virologists from the University of Würzburg to combat the virus: with rapid tests of potential active substances against SARS-CoV-2.

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Building Fraunhofer ISC
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As parent institute to quite a number of different entities, the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Wuerzburg is privileged to combine first-rate expertise in materials science with long-standing experience in materials processing, application and analysis.

The Institute focuses on effordable health care and regenerative therapies, on resource and energy efficiency, and on sustainability, emphasizing the use of regrowing and economically friendly raw materials, the avoidance of critical materials as well as on smart and sustainable processing techniques. In addition to contract R&D, the Fraunhofer ISC can provide analytical services up into production, perform characterization tasks, optimize processes, design customized devices and undertake the upscaling of production and processing techniques to pilot scale.

 

Sustainability Awards 2020

Award in the categories "Bio Based" and "Overall Winner" for our development of the bioORMOCER® barrier coatings.

 

German Packaging Award

GOLD-Award in the category "Sustainability" for Development from the Fraunhofer ISC.

Value chain
"Battery"

From material development to direct recycling


Batteries will play a crucial role in the phase-out of fossil fuels, particularly in the transport sector. But if a 70% reduction in CO2 emissions is to be achieved by 2030, as required by the European climate directives, we need cheaper and more sustainable alternatives to existing batteries.


To this end, the Fraunhofer ISC is working in the major European battery initiatives and, as an experienced partner for research and development, is making a major contribution to achieving the targets with its developments in the areas of materials development, materials data space and AI, cell manufacturing, testing, analytics and innovative concepts for direct recycling.

 

Bioeconomy at Fraunhofer ISC

Sustainable solutions for the refinement and efficient material use of biogenic materials

 

Recycling is key to ensure a sustainable European battery industry

Interview with Dr. Henning Lorrmann

 

COVID-19 pandemic: Important information on cooperation for customers and business partners

 

Battery 2030+: Inventing the Sustainable Batteries of the Future

 

Fraunhofer Translational Center Regenerative Therapies

New cell-based tissue models and test systems, scalable production processes and biological vascularized implants.

 

Project TheraVision – Innovative therapy against cancer

In the "TheraVision" project, five Fraunhofer Institutes have set themselves the goal of establishing a widely applicable platform technology for an innovative, sustainable cancer therapy that combines cancer-killing viruses and immunotherapy. The activation of the immune system against the degenerated tumor cells is a novel promising therapeutic approach.

Press Releases

19.10.2020

International Packaging Award for Würzburg researcher

Dr. Sabine-Amberg Schwab from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg was presented with the Sustainability Award 2020 by Packaging Europe on 15 October. She received the award for the development of bioORMOCER®s, a sustainable material concept for plastic packaging. The jury particularly emphasised that bioORMOCER®s not only improve the properties of bioplastics and paper, but also make plastic packaging in general recyclable.
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25.9.2020

Battery 2030+: Large-scale European initiative for battery research starts up

The European research initiative BATTERY 2030+ is now getting going. The ambition is to make Europe the world-leader in the development and production of the batteries of the future. These batteries need to store more energy, have a longer life, and be safer and more environmentally friendly than today’s batteries in order to facilitate the transition to a more climate-neutral society. The project is led from Uppsala University.
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24.9.2020

German Packaging Award for bioORMOCER® coatings

The conversion of packaging to recyclability, biogenic raw materials or compostability poses great challenges for industry. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC supports packaging manufacturers in this change with sustainable multifunctional barrier coatings for easily recyclable, biobased or compostable packaging. For this development, Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab was honoured on September 24, 2020 with the German Packaging Award in Gold in the category "Sustainability".
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25.8.2020

Fraunhofer relies on Automation Technologies in Medical Research

As a pioneer in applied research, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft brings together the expertise of 23 separate Fraunhofer facilities to develop new development and production technologies for innovative cell and gene therapeutics, as well as vaccines, in the “Production for Intelligent Medicine” innovation cluster. As a first step of the project, a concept for a modular pilot plant for the automatic production of these therapeutics is to be developed combining both Industry 4.0 and Health 4.0.
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Publications

Here you will find our scientific publications, specialist information (e.g. flyers) and annual reports.

 

Annual Reports

In our annual reports you will find reports on selected research activities as well as facts and figures about Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research.

 

 

Newsletter

Fairs and Events

26.10.2020

Fraunhofer Solution Days

As part of the project “Go Beyond 4.0”, Fraunhofer ISC is participating in the digital Fraunhofer event, the Solution Days, on October 26, 2020. You can look forward to the latest technology highlights, workshops and live chats with our experts. We are looking forward to your visit on our digital booth.
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7.9.2020

ArabLab 2020

POSTPONED to 2021!! Next Arablab is in March 2021. We will present the AQUAJUST, a computer-controlled calibration device for calibrating volumetric instruments (volumetric flasks, graduated cylinders) and the Marking Firing Device (MFD) for burning enamel marks on calibrated volumetric flasks. PLease visit our booth to learn more about our thermo-optical measuring systems. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 417.
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9.6.2020

Woche der Umwelt 2021

POSTPONED to 2021!! New date will be announced. In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to the "Woche der Umwelt" in his Berlin office. The Fraunhofer ISC participates at the exhibition in the park of Bellevue Palace. We will present biodegradable functional materials for environmentally friendly packaging solutions (bioORMOCER®) developed at the ISC. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth.
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9.6.2020

Woche der Umwelt 2020

POSTPONED to 2021!! New date will be announced. In cooperation with the Deutschen Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), Bundespräsident Frank-Walter Steinmeier invites to the "Woche der Umwelt" in his Berlin office. The Fraunhofer ISC participates at the exhibition in the park of Bellevue Palace. We will present biodegradable functional materials for environmentally friendly packaging solutions (bioORMOCER®) developed at the ISC. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth.
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