The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology (ICT) carries out contract research for industry and works together with commercial companies on research projects.
The Polymer Engineering Department works on the whole process chain of thermoplastic and thermoset processing, developing new processes and products, including bio-based material solutions. The facilities and expertise focus on the conception, computation and development of products and components, and on process technology, research into materials and constituent substances, characterization, testing and quality assurance.
In the field of polymer development, Fraunhofer ICT has substantial experience in the development of bio-based material as a substitute for petrol-based polymers. Fraunhofer ICT covers the whole life cycle from the development to the recycling and reuse of these bio-based materials. In the Plastic Free World Conference, we will present our recent results in the development of PHB materials carried out within the ERA IB2 project “PHB2Market”.