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  • Birmingham / 02/28/2018 - 03/01/2018

    Packaging Innovations 2018

    Fraunhofer ISC will take part in the Packaging Innovations on February 28 and 1 March 2018. Dr. Amberg-Schwab, one of the winners of this year’s New Plastics Economy Prize, will present the newly developed bioORMOCER®s.

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  • Frankfurt / 06/11/2018 - 06/15/2018

    Achema 2018

    11.06.2018 Presenting at Achema, the leading fair for process industry, Fraunhofer ISC will show thermo-optical measuring systems as well as the newly developed bioORMOCER®s. We are looking forward to meeting you at hall 9.2 at our booth D66 and booth B87!

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  • Würzburg / 06/11/2018 - 06/15/2018

    12. ICCG 2018

    11.06.2018 The 12th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics is jointly organized by the Fraunhofer ISC and the ICCG's international organizing committee. In full accordance with its motto »Discover the World of Coatings«, the event will be devoted to innovations in coatings and lacquers. It will be held from 11 to 15 June 2018 in Würzburg. We look forward to seeing you at booth 17!

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  • Exhibition Centre Nürnberg / 03/19/2019 - 03/21/2019

    European Coatings Show 2019

    At European Coatings Show from 19 to 21 March 2019, Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting in Nuremberg. There we will present our portfolio from particle and additive development to upscaling and layer analysis. We also show biodegradable coatings for food packaging, an environmentally-friendly galvanizing process for plastics, and anti-stick coatings that prevent dust from sticking.

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  • Glass windows, which can also act as displays and play a current information, resource-saving lightweight membrane cushion construction with highly functionalized films or the future of packaging materials – at the "12 ICCG - International Conference on coatings on glass and plastics" in Würzburg, Germany 280 experts from industry and academia discussed these possible future trends. More than 30 exhibitors at the accompanying exhibition in the Würzburg Congress Center showed what can already be achieved with functional coatings today. Exhibitors included the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC with highlights such as electrically colorable windows, printed sensors and biodegradable coatings for compostable packaging films.

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  • Precise volumetric glassware is essential equipment in the laboratory. They are permanently dimensionally stable, resistant to many chemicals and easy to clean. For the precise calibration/adjustment of laboratory glassware, Fraunhofer ISC’s Center for Device Development CeDeD has developed in cooperation with laboratory glassware manufacturers various semi-automatic devices that work reliably, quickly and mercury-free. These calibration devices are supplemented by a new development of the Fraunhofer ISC, the MFD (Marking Firing Device). This allows calibration marks on volumetric flasks to be burned in quickly and reliably without a furnace. The prototype will be presented for the first time at ACHEMA 2018.

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  • At this week‘s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the winners were presented of the »Circular Materials Challenge«. The prize is awarded by the New Plastics Economy Initiative, launched in 2016 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundadion, to promote new ways to counter the oceans plastics pollution. Five projects were honored with this prestigious prize and share the one million dollar prize money. Among the winning projects is the work of Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab, senior scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC, who developed the bioORMOCER®s. The Fraunhofer ISC, located in Würzburg, Germany, is one of the leadng R&D instititutions when it comes to sustainable materials, technologies or products that help tackle the world’s foremost challenges.

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  • Successful conclusion of BMBF funded research project »flex 25« enables novel fluoropolymer film applications on buildings and façades. / 2016

    Flexible protection for »smart« building and façade components

    Press release / 30.11.2016

    The trend in architecture and facility management is towards »smart« buildings which, by means of integrated flexible electronics, automatically react on changing ambient conditions. These buildings are energy efficient and may have a number of comfortable features like solar cell modules integrated into façades or electrochromic windows, which change tint from clear to dark in strong sunshine. The implementation of novel usage concepts, however, still faces several challenges, mostly concerning the required service life of electronic components and their direct integration into building envelopes, especially when these are of lightweight construction or comprise flexible membrane roofing systems or façades.

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