Polymer Cristallization


Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber

Natural rubber from rubber trees is a raw material with a limited supply. Synthetically produced rubber, on the other hand, has not yet been able to match the abrasion behavior of the natural product, rendering it unsuitable for truck tires. But now, for the first time, a new type of synthetic rubber has been developed that achieves 30 to 50 percent less abrasion than natural rubber.


Optimal mechanical properties for lightweight construction

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS Halle (Saale), the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg are now developing a fundamental concept and numerical simulation methods in a joint project, which will in future allow crystallisation to specifically adapted or optimised during the manufacture of injection moulded parts made from plastic.


Shorter Development Times With Modeling

Predicting crystallization processes will allow for better plastic components.