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The Fraunhofer Pilot Plant Center PAZ

The Fraunhofer Pilot Plant Center for Polymer Synthesis and Processing PAZ, which opened in June 2005, is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm and for Microstructures of Materials and Systems IMWS in Halle.

The location in ValuePark® Schkopau within the Central German Chemistry Triangle looks back on a nearly 80 year tradition, in the plastic processing field, that gave us the motto “Plastic and Elastic from Schkopau”. Today, many national and international companies are located in the ValuePark®.

At the Fraunhofer PAZ, on a 1700 square meters’ technical and laboratory center, we develop new products and innovative technologies along the entire value chain from monomers, polymer synthesis and polymer processing to testing made-to-measure components for our industrial partners. With our flexible and modern facilities we extrapolate tailor-made polymer synthesis and processing procedures at an industrial scale.

Our team consists mainly of chemists, engineers, technicians and laboratory specialists. The balanced mixture between research and practice, of creativity and experience allows us to develop and efficiently implement new approaches and imaginative solutions.

The Fraunhofer PAZ is a major player in the plastics industry network. For instance through the POLYKUM e.V. or the Cluster Chemical/Polymer Central Germany.

 

Polymer Synthesis

Michael Bartke

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Bartke

Director | Fraunhofer PAZ / Head of department | Polymer Synthesis

Value Park A 74
06258  Schkopau

Phone +49 3461 2598-120

Fax +49 3461 2598-105

Ulrich Wendler

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Dr. Ulrich Wendler

Head of department | Synthesis and Product Development

Value Park A 74
06258  Schkopau

Phone +49 3461 2598-210

Fax +49 3461 2598-105

Marcus Vater

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Dipl.-Ing. Marcus Vater

Head of department | Scale-up and Pilot Testing

ValuePark® A 74
06258  Schkopau

Phone +49 3461 2598-230

Fax +49 3461 2598-105

Polymer Processing

Peter Michel

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Peter Michel

Head of department | Polymer Processing

Value Park A 70
06258 Schkopau

Phone +49 345 5589-203

Fax +49 345 5598-101

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Dipl.-Ing. Ivonne Jahn

Head of department | Thermoplastic Semi-finished Fiber Composites

ValuePark® A 70
06258  Schkopau

Phone +49 345 5589-474

Fax +49 345 5589-101

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Dr. Matthias Zscheyge

Head of department | High Performance Thermoplastics

ValuePark® A 70
06258  Schkopau

Phone +49 345 5589-475

Fax +49 345 5589-101