For EVs with higher range: Take greater advantage of the potential offered by lightweight construction materials

Ultra-high-strength aluminium alloys are the future of lightweight construction in conventional and e-mobility. The Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF) and its research partners are developing resource-optimized process technologies within the framework of ALLEGRO, the central project of LOEWE – Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz (State Offensive for the Development of Scientifically Read more about For EVs with higher range: Take greater advantage of the potential offered by lightweight construction materials[…]

Learn, Discover & Connect with MAXQDA

The MAXQDA International Conference (MQIC) will take place in Berlin from February 26th to February 28th, 2020. In addition to methodologically-focused workshops, the conference schedule will include mini-workshops, Best Practice Roundtables, a Poster Session and awards, and several networking events. The MQIC is tailored to appeal to MAXQDA users of all skill levels and a Read more about Learn, Discover & Connect with MAXQDA[…]

Laser-assisted Particle Analysis

LTB Lasertechnik Berlin GmbH will present its combined Raman-LIBS particle analyzer Coralis for the first time at this year’s parts2clean. Especially in the field of technical cleanliness, the chemical composition as well as the molecular structure of metallic and non-metallic particles can be determined within seconds by laser-assisted analysis. The first-time use of high-resolution spectrometers Read more about Laser-assisted Particle Analysis[…]

EU plastics projects join forces – “multiplier effect” to boost circular economy in Europe

Nineteen innovation projects joined forces today to boost European Union efforts towards a circular economy for plastics. The ‘Plastics Circularity Multiplier’ group will communicate to policy makers, the public and industry on a range of EU-funded innovations – innovations that aim to bring plastic materials into the circular economy of the future and create new Read more about EU plastics projects join forces – “multiplier effect” to boost circular economy in Europe[…]

CREAToR project: a Europe-wide consortium aims to create a circular economy by removing hazardous flame retardants from plastic waste and re-using the purified material in high-value application

High volumes of plastic waste – for example from construction and demolition, aeronautics and electronics – pose a huge economic and environmental challenge. While the best option would be to recycle and reuse, the cost of collecting, sorting and purifying these materials is often too high, so they are disposed of via combustion or landfill, Read more about CREAToR project: a Europe-wide consortium aims to create a circular economy by removing hazardous flame retardants from plastic waste and re-using the purified material in high-value application[…]

Fraunhofer LBF and BAM develop faster procedure for flame-retardant plastics

Many modern plastic materials do not come without added flame protection. When developing new plastic compositions of this kind, the aim is to achieve an optimum combination of flame retardancy, processability and mechanical properties. Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF and the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und –prüfung (BAM) have Read more about Fraunhofer LBF and BAM develop faster procedure for flame-retardant plastics[…]

For sound you can be proud of: ROMILOY® 4010/11

The ROMIRA experts are always out to further develop their products and to continuously improve them more precisely for many different applications. The new PA/ABS compound ROMILOY® 4010/11 is an outstanding example of this. Due to their appearance and tactile qualities on structured surfaces without the need for subsequent lacquering, combined with superior technical properties Read more about For sound you can be proud of: ROMILOY® 4010/11[…]

R-S Moeller was awarded this year’s LUM Young Scientist

LUM GmbH hosts since 2011 periodically the international scientific conference for researchers and users of particle and dispersion measuring technologies. Since 2013 areas of expertise in materials testing are also included. The 9th International Conference on Dispersion Analysis & Materials Testing took place in Berlin, Germany. Since 2014 the LUM Young Scientist Award (YSA) recognizes Read more about R-S Moeller was awarded this year’s LUM Young Scientist[…]

Flexible lighting design with high luminous efficacy

Light-scattering masterbatches for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU): ROWA Masterbatch, manufacturer of polymer-specific masterbatches, puts a sparkle in the eyes of their customer with the new ROWALID® products. The popularity of LED lighting has made translucent plastics increasingly important for luminaire covers. The covers are used to diffuse the light emitted by the point-shaped luminaires as uniformly Read more about Flexible lighting design with high luminous efficacy[…]

Individualization of Products in Mass Production: Development of cutting-edge Technology within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project »Go Beyond 4.0«

Six Fraunhofer Institutes have demonstrated the individualization of single products in mass production environments by the employment of digital printing and laser technologies. This substantial progress provides completely new opportunities for design and weight reduction by material savings. Six Fraunhofer Institutes (ENAS, IFAM, ILT, IOF, ISC and IWU) have succeeded to manufacture electrical conductor patterns, Read more about Individualization of Products in Mass Production: Development of cutting-edge Technology within the Fraunhofer Lighthouse Project »Go Beyond 4.0«[…]