Expertise in the field of environmental analysis
for research and industry

© Fraunhofer ISC

With specific environmental analysis solutions, the Fraunhofer ISC is investigating the effects of climatic conditions and environmental influences on people, buildings and products. The Fraunhofer ISC's Department for the Protection of Cultural Property creates the interface between forward-looking technology and classical preservation of historical monuments.



Thermo-optical measuring system
for climate monitoring

  • Online determination of heat, cold and moisture influence on materials
  • Non-contact and non-destructive measurement
  • Controlled cold/heat and humidity cycles
  • Complex components and geometries can be examined

Cultural property protection and conservation

  • Preservation of historical glasses and ceramics, metal objects, enamels, glazes or mosaics
  • Modern damage analysis (glass and fibre corrosion) and production of model substrates, e.g. for simulation of damage phenomena
  • Development of new preservative materials and methods, such as ORMOCER® lacquers
  • Accelerated weathering in the climatic chamber for realistic tests and analyses, mechanical load tests

Glass dosimeter for
environmental monitoring

  • Highly sensitive glass sensors for monitoring climatic conditions
  • Adjustable to ambient conditions and area of application
  • Fast and comprehensive analysis and interpretation of measurement results
  • Suitable for (exhibition) showcases, depot rooms, transport boxes or containers, industrial plants, exterior protective glazing

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Your local contact

Sabrina Rota

Contact Press / Media

Sabrina Rota

Head of International Convention Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation IZKK

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Bronnbach 28
97877 Wertheim, Germany

Phone +49 9342 9221-710

Fax +49 9342 9221-799