Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research (IAP)

The Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm develops materials and methods that cover the entire range of polymer applications and also work under production conditions. The research division "Biopolymers" focuses on one hand on industrially available biopolymers on the other hand on biopolymers, which are obtained from products of agriculture and forestry. Biotechnological processes for the efficient use of renewable resources were developed in the “Application Center for Innovative Polymer Technologies”. Membrane technology and bioplastics processing complement the research profile of the division “Synthesis and polymer technology”. Materials and technologies for power generation and -conversion (organic photovoltaics) are one of the research topics of the division "Functional Polymer Systems".