Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC: Innovative materials for future products

As a materials research institute, the Fraunhofer ISC opens up potential for new products and focuses on non-metal inorganic materials such as high-perfor­mance ceramics, special glasses, glass ceramics, inorganic-organic hybrid pol­­y­­mers and nano composites (ORMOCER®s).

More than 3,500-square-metre lab and technical centre areas with industry-oriented equipment are available: a pilot plant for the synthesis of inorganic polymers, a pilot plant for the spinning of high-temperature ceramic fibres, process monitoring, 3d damage analysis with high resolution computer tomography for parts up to a dimension with a diameter of 700 millimeter. The accredited Centre of Applied Ana­­lytics offers more than 50 established measuring and analysis methods as well as artefact-de­pleted preparations and high resolving elec­­tron microscopy. Process and pilot plant engineering are further parts of the package as well as consulting, market analysis, or licensing. For dec­­ades, this widespread performance and the application orientation have made ISC a competent partner for small, middle and large-scale industry in the development of innovative materials for future products.



  1. Address

    Neunerplatz 2
    D-97082 Würzburg
    Telefon + 49 (0) 931 4100-0
    Telefax +49 (0) 931 4100-399
  2. Year of establishment

    1926, part of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft since 1971
  3. Business activity

    Contract research:
    Materials and technology development
    for health, energy and environment,
    focused on hybrid polymers, technical
    glass and high-performance ceramics