Overview projects

Reliability Design


»H2-D« Life cycle of hydrogen-relevant systems

Reduction of cyclic stressability due to the influence of hydrogen 


ProElasto: Improved service life of elastomers

Prediction based on chemical structure and mechanical properties


AltElast: Service life of aged elastomer components

Methodology for experimental service life investigation of thermo-oxidatively aged elastomer components


HEATCOP: Development of thermally conductive polymer blends

Thermally conductive polyamide 6 blends with high flowability

Ultra Lightweight Design


ECO2-LInE: Manufacturing processes and materials for sustainable lightweight components


Fraunhofer lead project "ALBACOPTER®"

Aerodynamic design of transport drones


New lightweight potentials through vibro-acoustic metamaterials

viaMeta: Lightweight potential for vehicles


Vibroacoustic metamaterials for vibration mitigation on rocket components

Silent running: vibration reduction in space travel


Circular Economy


Waste4Future: Advancing plastics recycling to the next level

Technologies for the complete recycling of plastic waste


Recyclates for sustainable structural components in household appliances

Use of recycled plastic in technically highly stressed components


Efficiently preventing fires

Flame protection for polyamides: Tailor-made and environmentally friendly


Plastics Economy

Biostabilizers as part of the sustainability turnaround

Future Mobility


HyPowerRange: Hybrid energy storage for more power and range


Green-Mat4H2: Hydrogen performance center in Hesse

Tailor-made "green" materials for "green" hydrogen  



HABICHT: Thermal management in fuel cell air compressors

Integrated winding head cooling based on duromers

Digital Engineering


Optimized design of hybrid commercial vehicles (ORCA)

Development of efficient and low-emission buses and trucks with hybrid drives


3D printed parts with orientation

Directional material properties of printed test specimens



SET Level

Virtual test methodology for safer automated driving


AI failure analysis of technical elastomers

Using artificial intelligence to identify complex damage cases and make analyses more efficient and accurate

Smart Solutions


I2Panema: IoT and active noise control

Active Noise Control reduces noise in container terminals


Intelligent bolted joint

Constructive optimization and reliable design of an intelligent bolted joint


RuLe: Resilience of urban habitats

Prevention of heavy rain events


ProKInect: Condition monitoring across manufacturers

Durable and reliable through collaborative artificial intelligence