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  • Shredded plastic recyclates in various laboratory glasses

    For recyclates to be used to manufacture new products, unpleasant odors have to be minimized. To satisfy the sensory requirements, we can characterize odor-producing substances relevant to you and work with you to develop strategies to optimize and minimize the odor.

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  • Green extract for the production of biobased additives

    The bio-based extracts we have developed from residual products from the agricultural and food industries offer a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to the conventional, mineral-based antioxidants.

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  • Reduced fat mousse au chocolat with blueberries filled in glasses
    © Bernadette Wurzinger/

    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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  • 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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  • Ein Ackerfeld mit grünen Pflanzenkeimlingen.
    © Jan Kopriva/

    Within the Fraunhofer Center for Biogenic Value Creation and Smart Farming, five Fraunhofer institutes jointly develop innovative technologies to promote sustainable agriculture right along the entire value chain.

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  • Biobased barrier coatings

    News / December 01, 2020

    Purple lupine flowers
    © slonik_003 -

    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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