Sustainability and Recycling

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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


  • 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 and criticality analyses