Fraunhofer
Stand - PRWE

Polymer Processing and Component Design

One fundamental research focus at Fraunhofer LBF lies in the examination of process chains ranging from the compounding of the material, to the processing of parts, up to the prediction of mechanical properties of these parts. This includes in particular the formation of process induced internal structures and internal stress as well as their consideration in the design of the component.

The many years of experience in the field of compounding includes expertise in technical thermoplastics and high performance polymers, compounds with an extremely high content of filler material, the control of reactive processes in extruders, and further developments in the compounding technologies, such as the optimization of the degassing performance of high performance double screw extruders.

Presentation at Compounding World Expo 2020

  • Recycling: New Ideas for Plastics in Circular Economy: Upcycling of PET Bottles,  Flame retardant materials
  • Industrial Processes 4.0: On-line Tracking of Emissions, Wear Behavior of Polymer Melts

We are looking forward to welcome you!  

Shilpa Khare

Group Manager Plastic Processing Centre

 Dr. Bernd Steinhoff

Group Manager Polymer Processing

Dr. Elke Metzsch-Zilligen

Group Manager Additivation