Resources and Recycling

Rising raw materials prices and the limited availability of critical materials are growing factors in industrial production. The Fraunhofer ISC, and in particular its Project Group Materials Recycling and Resource Strategies IWKS, are working together with project partners and customers to develop future-proof concepts for the safe supply of raw materials and their efficient recycling in order to ensure that the path is clear towards closed materials cycles, right from the first product idea up until the end of the product’s life .
 

Current R&D priorities

  • Sorting and separation technologies
  • Energy materials and lightweight construction
  • Magnetic materials
  • Urban mining
  • Biogenic systems


Divisions

  • Resource Strategies
  • Recycling and Reusable Material Cycles
  • Substitution


Our services to customers

  • Analyses of different materials
  • Feasibility studies
  • Analyses of systems
  • Material flow analyses
  • Development of strategy concepts
  • Criticality analyses and concepts


Further information

Find out more about our Project Group IWKS on the website www.iwks.fraunhofer.de.

If you have any questions about the securing of resources, the substitution of critical materials or about recycling, please do not hesitate to contact us.