PCCL Launches Repairtecture Project in Austria


Last week marked the kickoff of the Repairtecture project, an initiative led by the Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL). This project aims to transform the repair and recycling of polymer components over the next four years, blending advanced scientific research with practical applications.

Combining smart molecular functions with reliable properties, Repairtecture is set to make polymer repairs more sustainable and cost-effective through improved repair and remanufacturing processes.

IVW is contributing its expertise in fracture mechanics and thermo-optics to the consortium, which includes 8 scientific partners and 11 industry leaders.

For more information, visit the project page here.


Repairtecture is part of the COMET-Module (project-no.: 904927) under the COMET-program, funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, and the Federal Ministry for Labour and Economy. The project involves partners including:

FZU - Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences | Technische Universität Graz | Johannes Kepler Universität Linz | Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH | Maastricht University | Montanuniversität Leoben | UNSW | ANDRITZ | Borealis | Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. Kommanditgesellschaft, Hallstadt | eologix-ping | FACC Operations GmbH | Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH | A. Raymond Gmbh & Co. Kg | ROARTIS | SCIOFLEX Hydrogen GmbH | Luxinergy GmbH | SENCO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT GMBH & CO. KG | Wilhelm Schwarzmüller GmbH | ZKW

This project is supported by the Austrian Government and the State Governments of Styria and Upper Austria.



Bernd Wetzel

Research Director Materials Science & Manager Tailored Thermosets & Biomaterials

Special Expertise: Multifunctional thermosets, nanocomposites, tribology, fracture mechanics, structure-property relationships

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