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  • News / February 22, 2021

    Reduced fat mousse au chocolat with blueberries filled in glasses
    © Bernadette Wurzinger/ pixabay.com

    Cutting down on sugar, fats and salt is a priority in our efforts to develop foods that support a healthier diet. For example, one project underway now has us developing a novel fat substitute sourced from plant proteins.

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  • News / February 22, 2021

    Our forming air impact technology provides the means to selectively control the thermoforming process. It can serve to optimize the material thickness distribution to conserve resources. We are also investigating how the interaction between cooling and the air flow affects the forming of the material in an IGF research project called Fit 2.0.

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  • A man working on demonstration plant for plastics recycling.
    © Mara D’Alò Fonseca, courtesy of LÖMI Process Technology

    Developed further, optimized and adapted to a wide range of waste streams, our institute’s CreaSolv® Process has made strides over the years. Now we are expanding capacities by building demonstration plants that produce very pure plastic recyclates with our process.

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  • Biobased barrier coatings

    News / December 01, 2020

    Purple lupine flowers
    © slonik_003 - Fotolia.com

    We are using micellar plant proteins to develop sustainable coatings that replace coatings with petrochemical polymers. The plant proteins are recovered from hitherto little exploited waste materials from the food industry, for example from the processing of lupines.

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  • Two different powders in front of filled glass flask

    We have developed a biobased hydraulic fluid from renewable raw materials that provides sustainable and eco-friendly corrosion protection without mineral oil. These plant-based corrosion protection additives for technical applications utilize the excellent anti-corrosion properties of secondary plant substances.

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  • Disinfection of ambulances

    News / September 30, 2020

    Man in white coat disinfects the inside of an ambulance.

    In the »SafeCar« project at the Fraunhofer IVV we are investigating the effectiveness of plasma technology and UV systems in disinfecting ambulances.

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