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Prof. Dr. Manfred Döring
Group Manager Reactive Systems
Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit
Phone +49 6151 705-8675
Polymers in different compositions and forms play an increasingly important role in our everyday lives. They stand for important development tendencies such as light-weight design, electronification, energy revolution, safety and many more, more than any other material. At the same time the requirements plastics have to meet become higher and more and more complex. There are a number of approaches to fulfill these requirements, for example additive reactive processing, formulation of new polymers, composite materials and many more. At the very beginning of all these possibilities lies an efficient chemical synthesis of new compounds.
Technological and material scientific specifications are translated into chemical substances and formulas with the expertise of our division and the close cooperation at Fraunhofer LBF. Additionally to the development of chemical synthesis of monomers, polymers, additives and reactive modifiers, a complete characterization of the substances is included with the option of technical optimization of the synthesis process and the up scaling, to provide the respective substances in sufficient quantities. Moreover the newly developed polymers and polymer formulations are tested in their material characteristics and processing properties. Hence we are able to picture the entire value chain from the beginning, with the development of the chemical synthesis to the finished part and predict further developments through analytical characterization.