Press releases

  • Fraunhofer at ACHEMA 2022 / 2022

    Solutions for a successful raw material and energy transition

    Press release / August 16, 2022

    Abstract atom or molecule structure
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    At the world's leading trade fair for the process industry, ACHEMA in Frankfurt am Main, the Fraunhofer alliance for the chemistry lead market will present itself to the industry as a strong partner thanks to its combined expertise. From August 22 to 26, 2022, the participating institutes will showcase their current joint research activities, which focus on several areas. These include the digitalization of chemical processes, further development of green chemistry, facilitation of scale-up, safety and regulatory issues, and the efficiency of chemical processes as well as the development of a circular economy.

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  • Reusing odor-contaminated plastics

    Press release / May 02, 2022

    Sandwich specimen with a core of recyclate (brown) and a skin material without odor barrier additives during sensory evaluations
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    Plastic recyclates, like materials from the recycling bin, often have unpleasant odors due to their composition or due to impurities. This means that they are currently unsuitable for many applications, especially indoors.

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  • Karlsruhe Research Factory: Rapid industrialization of production processes. Ceremonial opening of the Development and Demonstration Center at KIT Campus East.
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    The rapid transfer of theoretical knowledge into profitable industrial applications and services: with this guiding principle, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are conducting joint research in the Karlsruhe Research Factory at the KIT East Campus. The digitalization of production and the possibilities of artificial intelligence are the focus of the research work, which is based on close cooperation with industrial partners. The partners opened the new development and demonstration center today (March 28, 2022) together with Baden-Württemberg's State Governor Winfried Kretschmann, Science Minister Theresia Bauer and Economics Minister Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut, and around 400 representatives from politics, science and industry.

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  • Common press release Gestamp & Fraunhofer ICT / 2022

    Application of fiber-reinforced composite material in serial chassis parts

    Press release / March 21, 2022

    Gestamp, Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT and its project partners are facing the scientific challenge to implement mass production of green fiber chassis parts. The broad Eco Dynamic SMC consortium brings together expertise from the aerospace, automotive and scientific industries

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  • 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.
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    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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