ORMOCER® and bioORMOCER®

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.

 

 

 

Range of applications


Further information

Material properties

Properties like transparency, hardness or thermal/chemical stability are determined by the inorganic network. By crosslinking it with an organic network it is possible to adapt properties like toughness, to improve the processability or the functionality.

By adding functional groups, further properties can be specifically tailored, including elasticity, surface energy or gas permeability. Their unique adaptability is the major advantage of ORMOCER® materials and renders them attractive for all kinds of technical applications.

Your local contact

Martin Peters

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Dr. Martin Peters

Head of Cluster Materials Chemistry

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-250

Fax +49 931 4100-399

Gerhard Domann

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Gerhard Domann

Head of CeSMA

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-551

Fax +49 931 4100-559

Victor Trapp

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Dr. Victor Trapp

Head of Marketing and Sales

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-370

Fax +49 931 4100-570