Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

Glass engineered to defy flames

For the first time in the institute's history a Fraunhofer UMSICHT team has been awarded the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize: Dr. Holger Wack, Damian Hintemann and the industry partner Thomas Baus.

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The Annual Report 2019 has been published

The focus is on projects and initiatives related to climate change and the reduction of CO2 emissions.

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Our expertise has proven itself in a wide range of projects.

Fraunhofer expertise for business, politics, and society in the fields of energy, processes, and products.

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Carbon2Chem® Conference

During the event, the project coordinators received the letter of approval for the second funding phase of Carbon2Chem® from Federal Minister of Research Anja Karliczek.

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UMSICHT Science Award 2021

The UMSICHT Science Award aims at promoting the dialog between science and society. Now, the go-ahead has been given to send applications in the categories science and journalism.

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Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT

 

We want a clean environment. The waste of raw materials annoys us. We strive for efficient processes, environmentally friendly technologies and sustainable products. Therefore we want to make research understandable and motivate people to join us in the transition to a sustainable society. This is what we stand for. This is what Fraunhofer UMSICHT stands for.

For us, sustainability is lived practice. We are interested in what needs to change in order to make the transition to a sustainable society work. We have in mind the change in the supply of raw materials and energy and the change from a linear economic system to a circular one. We are familiar with this. This is what we are researching.

Current press releases

 

18.12.2020

UMSICHT Science Award 2021

The UMSICHT Science Award aims at promoting the dialog between science and society and is being presented for the 12th time by the UMSICHT Friends and Patrons Group. Now, the go-ahead has been given to send applications in the categories science and journalism.

 

28.10.2020

Carbon2Chem® Conference

At the event, representatives from politics, business and science discussed the prerequisites and options for climate-friendly industries. Occasion: The first phase of the BMBF-funded joint project Carbon2Chem® was successfully completed.

 

9.10.2020

Glass engineered to defy flames

Fraunhofer UMSICHT and Hörmann have developed a new type of fire-resistant glass that holds up under even extreme heat – and ported this glazing from the beaker to the production line within four years. No more toxic acrylamide, around 85 percent less process waste, a leaner manufacturing process, excellent performance – these product merits garnered the development team the Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.

 

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