The substance class of inorganic-organic hybrid polymers, known as ORMOCER®, now has a development history of over 30 years at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC and shows its strength in current applications. Among other things, ORMOCER® is characterized by good adhesion and mechanical and thermal stability, thus combining the advantages of organic and inorganic materials.
Many other properties can be integrated by synthesis. Since the introduction of this class of materials, the synthesis know-how and the adaptation of the functions and processing of ORMOCER® have been continuously developed and adapted for a wide range of applications.
By combining the hybrid polymers with bio-based and/or biodegradable materials, the bioORMOCER® material class has recently been created, thus opening up additional fields of application. This has enabled us to take a big step towards sustainability and bioeconomy.