Surfaces and films for sustainable products and related production systems are the center of the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST. As an internationally recognized partner in applied research, the institute taps the synergies of process engineering and production technology. Based on the mission statement of sustainability, around 120 employees create systems from the material through the process to the component, from the process chain to the factory, to recycling.
On more than 4000 m2 of laboratory and office space we develop new materials, systems and equipment to offer tailor-made solutions.
Important objectives of Fraunhofer IST:
- Quickly transferring innovative solutions from application-oriented research and development to industrial implementation
- Establishing new, forward-looking technologies in the market
- Transferring these innovative technologies to small and midsize enterprises