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Making Plastic from Waste

Scientists are developing a new kind of plastic that is produced from waste and easily degradable in under one year.

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Current issue: Sustainability


Research + Development

Exploit, Manufacture, Repeat

In the circular economy, raw materials are being recovered and prepared for future production processes.



Our Goal Is to Provide the Best Solution for Applications and the Environment

Dr. Ansgar Kriwet, FESTO SE & CO. KG


Research + Development

Automated Efficiency

Manufacturing companies must save energy. The new EnEffReg technology can automatically optimize plant operations, thanks to its smart control technology.


Research + Development

All-round Energy Savings

For many of today’s companies, energy efficient manufacturing is a compelling sales argument. At Fraunhofer IPK, we are developing a broad spectrum of solutions that ensure transparency in showing that each stage of the product life cycle uses the necessary minimum of energy.


Alumni Column

Climate-neutral Production

Small Steps, Big Effects: Prof. Dr. Alexander Mattes, Kiel University of Applied


Research + Development

Integrated Thinking

The balance sheet-oriented company report is old news. Today, company reports are reviews and outlooks rolled into one. Their preparation becomes a strategic tool.


Research + Development

Benchmarking SMEs

Germany’s SMEs want to know how sustainable their enterprises are. An on-going project is helping by giving them free benchmarking reports.

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