Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

New Plastics Innovation Prize for Fraunhofer ISC

On 23 January 2018, the New Plastics Economy Initiative of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is going to present the winners of the »Circular Materials Challenge«. Among the winners is Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab. The award is for the development of bioORMOCER®s.

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Composite Materials with High Refractive Indices - White Paper Published

In a variety of applications, non-yellowing, easy-processable bulk materials with high refractive indices (> 1.6) are needed in order to improve performance and/or efficiency of optical and electro-optical devices and components. This white paper discusses the combination of best-of-class materials in order to achieve high-quality composites showing a remarkable ageing stability.

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Video KlimaTOM

KlimaTOM is a thermo-optical measuring device for climate monitoring of CeDeD (Center of Device Development). For heat, cold, and humidity influence on given materials (glass, glass ceramics, ceramics, synthetic material, metal) there is an online regulation. It is possible to precisely determine the behavior of expansion, swelling, and curvature. Material compounds can be examined with different expansion coefficients.

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Nanoparticles help with malaria diagnosis – new rapid test in development

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood.

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Fraunhofer ISC Nanoparticle Kitchen

The Nanoparticle Kitchen ... Be surprised about the opportunities to "cook" with the nanoparticle experts by Fraunhofer ISC in Würzburg – come in and taste the future!

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Materials

  • Battery Materials
  • Glass, Ceramics
  • Hybrid Polymers and ORMOCER®
  • Smart Materials
  • Sol-gel Materials
 

Processing

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Coating Procedures
  • Lacquer Production
  • Particle Technology
  • Upscaling and Pilot Scale Production
 

Applications

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Resources and Recycling
  • Surfaces
 

Analytics

  • Battery and Cell Testing
  • Coating and Surface Analysis
  • Environmental Analysis
  • Failure Analysis
  • Materials Analysis

News

Press Releases

23.1.2018

Fraunhofer ISC Scientist Awarded in Davos with New Plastics Economy Prize for bioORMOCER®s

At this week‘s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the winners were presented of the »Circular Materials Challenge«. The prize is awarded by the New Plastics Economy Initiative, launched in 2016 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundadion, to promote new ways to counter the oceans plastics pollution. Five projects were honored with this prestigious prize and share the one million dollar prize money. Among the winning projects is the work of Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab, senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, who developed the bioORMOCER®s. The Fraunhofer ISC, located in Würzburg, Germany, is one of the leadng R&D instititutions when it comes to sustainable materials, technologies or products that help tackle the world’s foremost challenges.

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23.11.2017

SoCUS – New cost-effective sensor system to measure state of charge

In the SoCUS project, the Fraunhofer R&D Center for Electromobility Bavaria is developing cost-effective sensor systems that can be integrated directly into the battery and can measure the state of charge more accurately than commercially available systems. The systems use ultrasound pulses to measure and evaluate the density of the negative anode which changes with the state of charge of the cell.

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20.11.2017

Nanoparticles help with malaria diagnosis – new rapid test in development

The WHO reports an estimated 429,000 malaria deaths each year. The disease mostly affects tropical and subtropical regions and in particular the African continent. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC teamed up with the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME and the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the University of Tübingen for a new test method to detect malaria parasites in blood. The idea of the research project “NanoFRET” is to develop a highly sensitive and reliable rapid diagnostic test so that patient treatment can begin as early as possible.

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27.10.2017

Expert Meeting on European Potentials in Lithium

Competitiveness in the Lithium Industry – the Central Colocation Center (Metz, France) of EIT RawMaterials organised a workshop, 11-12 October 2017 in Würzburg, Germany, together with Core Partner Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, that attracted roughly 100 participants from across the value chain; one half of them were non-EIT RawMaterials members. The panel of experts gave an opportunity to review the European potentials in Lithium in terms of mining, extraction and refinement, battery materials, and cell manufacturing.

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Fairs and Events

15.2.2018

Packaging Innovations 2018

Fraunhofer ISC will take part in the Packaging Innovations on February 28 and 1 March 2018. Dr. Amberg-Schwab, one of the winners of this year’s New Plastics Economy Prize, will present the newly developed bioORMOCER®s.

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29.1.2018

nano tech 2018

14.02.2018 Also this year Fraunhofer ISC is exhibiting at the nano tech's German Pavilion in Tokyo from February 14th to 16th. Hybrid materials for microelectronics are shown among other things. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 5Q-13!

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29.1.2018

Achema 2018

11.06.2018 Presenting at Achema, the leading fair for process industry, Fraunhofer ISC will show thermo-optical measuring systems as well as calibration equipment of volumetric flasks for quality assurance at the joint booth from June 11th to 15th. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth!

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29.1.2018

ArabLab 2018

From 18 to 21 March Fraunhofer ISC is exhibiting for the very first time in the German Group of ArabLab in Dubai. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth 615!

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