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  • Düsseldorf / 06/19/2019 - 06/20/2019

    Biobased Coatings Europe 2019

    From June 19 - 20, the Biobased Coatings Europe conference will take place in Düsseldorf. On June 19, Dr. Sabine Amberg-Schwab will give a lecture on »bioORMOCER®-based barrier concepts for eco-friendly future packaging«.

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  • Nuremberg / 09/24/2019 - 09/26/2019

    FachPack 2019

    From September 24-26, 2019 the FachPack will take place in Nuremberg. The Fraunhofer ISC will participate at the booth of the Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe in hall 7A booth number 437. We present the new project Bio-Barrier-Films (BioBaFol), funded within the programme Renewable Resources of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Together with the project partners, Fraunhofer ISC is developing PLA-based films with special barrier properties for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics sectors.

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  • Berlin, Estrel Convention Center / 05/13/2020 - 05/14/2020

    IDTechEx 2020

    From May 13 to 14, 2020 the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting at IDTechEx in Berlin. Among other things, we will present functional elastomers which can act as wearable technology in textiles as sensors or actuators. Furthermore, printed sensors, electrochromic materials and flexible barrier coatings will be presented. We are looking forward to meeting you at our booth D05.

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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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