Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe

“The Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstofe (IVW) is delighted to join the Renewable Carbon Initiative and develop with new partners from the green chemistry sector new innovative lightweight composite components that are even more sustainable when sourced from renewable resources.”

The focus of the research at the IVW is on the entire process chain of composite materials, from basic materials to characterization and simulation, from construction methods and production technology to component testing and recycling. New ideas and innovative concepts including sustainable choices along the process chain are an essential part of the research and further development, which can be directly integrated. Especially polymers, additives and fibers from renewable resources are of great interest to the composite materials community towards a holistic material cycle.

We aim for

  • Responsibility for products and materials and their sustainable use, as well as integration of composites into the circular economy.
  • A sustainable and holistic use of resources in the field of high-performance materials for automotive and aviation, energy-climate-environmental technology and health technology.
  • Closing the loop for composites at the highest possible level, in particular by using polymers from renewable and recycled raw materials.

Company profile

The Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW) is a nonprofit research institution of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. It researches fundamentals for future applications of composite materials, which are of great importance for the mobility of the future, the fields of energy, climate and environment, production technology as well as for health care. New materials, construction methods and manufacturing processes are investigated and – after the basic understanding has been developed – tailor-made for the respective requirements.

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Interview with Dr. Barbara Güttler, Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH (IVW) (DE), RCI March 2023 (895 downloads)

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