From the Idea to the Application

The Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) is a nonprofit organization. It develops new composite applications in various joint ventures with industrial customers and within funded research programs. New materials, advanced composite design schemes, and manufacturing processes are investigated and – once the necessary fundamentals are understood – engineered for applications and tailored to meet individual product requirements (“mission oriented research”). Besides this, new ideas and concepts internally generated are constituent elements of the research work and advanced developments (“intrinsic research”). The knowledge gained through R&D is transferred: into industrial applications, the education of engineers, and into new spin-off companies.

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Annual Report 2017

Here you find our annual report.

10 Million Euros for New Technology Center in Kaiserslautern

FlexHyJoin - Flexible Production Cell for Hybrid Joining

LIBRE – Lignin-based carbon fibers for use in composites

Member of DIN Standards Committee

ECOrCF: Efficient and holistic recycling of CFRP

Sebastian Nissle wins 3rd place at 4SMARTS 2017 Paper Award

Material simulator for design and manufacturing of textile reinforced composites

AvH scholarship holder at IVW

Fast Process Chain for Processing Natural Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Parts

Saving energy with composite cans – IVW and CirComp start research project HoSpaRo

The future of automotive engineering - IVW-researchers awarded „Honda Initiation Grant Europe 2017“