Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

Fraunhofer ISC introduces itself

Fraunhofer ISC makes essential contributions to solving the major global challenges

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AutoBatRec2020: Smart Recycling of Waste Traction Batteries from Electric Vehicles

The collaborative project “AutoBatRec2020” sets out to re-assess the entire battery recycling chain. Every aspect will be under investigation, from the collection of waste batteries to all available materials separation and recovery methods up to the re-use of recycled materials in new batteries.

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Faster, lighter, better: “AddESun” A New Generation of Lead-Acid Batteries

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SOLID – Research at the heart of electromobility

No chance without them: High-performance batteries are the key to electromobility. And the market is growing. Europe expects to see a lot more of electric vehicles by 2030.

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Press Releases


The beginning of a revolution in packaging

Humankind has already produced more than eight billion tons of plastic. Every year, we add another 80 million tons of plastic packaging to the total, only half of which is recycled. The rest ends up in a garbage incinerator or as trash that pollutes forests, meadows, lakes and oceans. Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab from the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Wurzburg is on to something that could solve the problem – a new class of material called bioORMOCER®s.
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Smart glass on the way to the front - the 12th ICCG in Würzburg shows new trends for glass and plastic

Glass windows, which can also act as displays and play a current information, resource-saving lightweight membrane cushion construction with highly functionalized films or the future of packaging materials – at the "12 ICCG - International Conference on coatings on glass and plastics" in Würzburg, Germany 280 experts from industry and academia discussed these possible future trends. More than 30 exhibitors at the accompanying exhibition in the Würzburg Congress Center showed what can already be achieved with functional coatings today. Exhibitors included the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC with highlights such as electrically colorable windows, printed sensors and biodegradable coatings for compostable packaging films.
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100 percent precision – efficient calibration and marking of laboratory glassware

Precise volumetric glassware is essential equipment in the laboratory. They are permanently dimensionally stable, resistant to many chemicals and easy to clean. For the precise calibration/adjustment of laboratory glassware, Fraunhofer ISC’s Center for Device Development CeDeD has developed in cooperation with laboratory glassware manufacturers various semi-automatic devices that work reliably, quickly and mercury-free. These calibration devices are supplemented by a new development of the Fraunhofer ISC, the MFD (Marking Firing Device). This allows calibration marks on volumetric flasks to be burned in quickly and reliably without a furnace. The prototype will be presented for the first time at ACHEMA 2018.
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Fairs and Events


AchemAsia 2019

From 21 to 23 Mai 2019 Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibting within the German Group at ArabLab in Shanghai. Among other items, the Center of Device Development CeDeD will present the AQUAJUST®, a semi-automatic volumetric adjustment device for flasks and measuring cylinders.
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MedtecLIVE 2019

From 21 to 23 May 2019, the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at a joint booth with the Fraunhofer IIS at MedtecLIVE in Nuremberg. We present flexible sensors for pressure and strain measurement, which can be integrated into textiles.
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Techtextil 2019

From 14 to 17 May 2019, Fraunhofer ISC’s Center Smart Materials CeSMa will be exhibiting at Techtextil in Frankfurt. At the joint booth of Bayern Innovativ we will show integrated sensors in an office chair which can provide haptic feedback to the user.
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IDTechEx 2019

Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at IDTechEx 2019 in Berlin from 10 to 11 April 2019. There we will show functional elastomers, printed sensors, electrochromic materials and flexible barrier coatings.
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  • Bioactive Materials
  • Particles
  • Coatings and Lacquers
  • Smart Materials
  • Electrochromic Systems


  • 3D-Structuring
  • Electrodes and Cell Production
  • Fiber Manufacturing and Processing
  • Thermal Processes
  • Glass Processing


  • Batteries
  • Biotechnology and Pharma
  • Electronics
  • Sensors and Actuators
  • Textile and Leather Finishing


  • Battery and Cell Testing
  • Bioanalysis
  • Thermal Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Materials Analysis