Press releases

  • Indoor Air: How to Eliminate Viruses Effectively

    Press release / October 12, 2021

    Numerical simulation of the aerosol dispersion within a classroom: An infected person sits in the front right corner of the classroom. The selected cross-section shows the concentra-tion distribution of the virus-containing aerosol. A room air purifier filters the aerosol-laden air and returns it purified.
    © Fraunhofer EMI

    How can viruses be effectively eliminated from indoor air? This question is now becoming more important as fall approaches. Efficient indoor air purification is essential, especially in schools. Fraunhofer researchers are investigating and optimizing various filter and air purification techniques in the AVATOR project.

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  • Bio-based particle foam and extrusion components made of Polylactide (PLA)
    © Fraunhofer ICT

    The packaging, automotive, and other consumer goods industries have re-ceived EUR 14.5 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 pro-gramme for a project aiming to replace petroleum-based goods with bio-based products. The INN-PRESSME project will function as an ecosystem, in-volving the development of recyclable and/or biodegradable packaging, ener-gy, and vehicle solutions and other consumer goods. Coordinated by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, the project involves 26 other European organisations from nine European countries.

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  • »Vision PI« – Sustainable mobility concept of the future with a touch of lifestyle / 2020

    Flexible and individual: Fraunhofer team develops groundbreaking vehicle concept

    Press release / November 17, 2020

    © Fraunhofer IAO

    How can individualized luxury mobility be designed for the world of the year 2040? A world that will be driven by the idea of a circular economy and products with significantly longer lives. A world that will also be characterized by the desire for individual and quickly evolving lifestyles. How can the maximum level of driving comfort be achieved between these two polar opposites? To answer these questions, an interdisciplinary research team made up of experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT, the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU, and the Fraunhofer for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, WKI, has developed “Vision PI,” a modular futuristic mobility concept.

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  • Structural CFRP component manufactured in HP-RTM
    © Fraunhofer ICT

    High-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) is used to produce high-quality applications, e.g. in the automotive industry. The components have a very high lightweight potential due to good material properties at low weight and are suitable for structural automotive parts, e.g. roof, doors and trunk lids.

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