Laboratory for technical biopolymers

Development – Material Cycles – Trouble Shooting

The Laboratory for Technical Biopolymers is a project funded by the State of Bavaria and serves to support companies, especially SMEs, on their way to innovative and sustainable substances and materials as well as to resource-efficient processes. At Fraunhofer IGB, specialists from chemistry, biology and process engineering are working together on the project.

Our goal is the development of new bioplastics. Research focuses on the production of monomer building blocks from biomass, polymerization, material development and end-of-life scenarios. In this way, a cycle can be established and realized from the natural substance via the use of the manufactured materials back to nature.

Polymers are produced from renewable raw materials such as straw using catalytic processes.

Polymers are produced from renewable raw materials such as straw using catalytic processes.

Biobased polyamides from terpene 3-carene.

Biobased polyamides from terpene 3-carene.

New bio-based polyamides with transparent properties.

New bio-based polyamides with transparent properties.

Your partner on all matters related to biopolymers

Labor für technische Biopolymere: Drehscheibe für übergreifende Innovationen in der Polymerwelt.

Laboratory for Technical Biopolymers: hub for comprehensive innovations in the polymer world.

Equipment and services

Synthesis (up to 100 L)

Polymerization (laboratory scale)

Chromatography (GC-MS / HPLC-MS / GPC)

Structure determination (NMR / IR / XRD)

X-ray fluorescence analysis

Microscopy (REM / TEM)

Thermal analysis (DSC / TGA with sorption)

TOC analyzer

Physisorption

Solvent viscosimetry

Density determination

Extrusion (mini-compounding)

Injection molding with piston and screw plastification

Cutting mill

Drying oven

 

We support you in the fields of

Synthesis

Polymer and process engineering

Materials science

Biochemistry and biotechnology

Chemo, bio and electro catalysis

Offer

We support you in ...
Research and
development

Identification of suitable raw materials

Custom synthesis and screening

Small scale polymerization

Technology and feasability studies

Characterization

Analysis

Substance and material testing

Damage analysis and assessment

Biocompatibility

End-of-life
scenarios

Recycling

Circular economy

Biodegradability

Analysis of microplastics

Collaborative
research

Identification of suitable funding scenarios

Support by project applications

Communication with grant authorities and partners