ProfileThe Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC conducts materials research with a view to developing innovative non-metallic materials. The main focus of this work lies on developing materials that will enable tomorrow’s new products to meet the most pressing challenges of our future in the realms of energy, environment, and human health.

These novel materials open up a whole new world of products for manufacturers and end users alike. One of the aspects to which Fraunhofer ISC gives central importance in its R&D activities is that of making more efficient use of energy and other resources. This approach involves continuous improvements to manufacturing processes and the development of new, multifunctional materials. We also make use of nanotechnology to create materials with enhanced properties and functions.