Chemistry of Polymers

The research projects of the previous years resulted in the finding that the properties of coatings and compound materials could be designed more functional and improved in quality if one succeeded in integrating additional "functions" and avoiding compatibility problems occurring. This can be achieved for instance through a targeted chemical modification of the polymers involved in the composite structure and/or with customised additives. The department "Chemistry of polymers" rises to this challenge.

By means of chemical and physicochemical methods of combining polymer structural elements with different inherent properties a new type of polymer systems shall be created.

Head of Department


"The collaboration of various disciplines is what fascinates me most about polymers. Chemistry is equally important as physics. The composition of formulations and the chemical modifications are as crucial as the interactions between the compounds. The smallest particles or the substitution of functional moieties may have enormous impacts. We aim at understanding and utilizing the structure-property relationships of polymers and additives. By combining and modifying materials of different resources, we want to contribute to the progress towards sustainability and alternative materials."


Dr. Maren Lehmann

Head of Department Polymer Chemistry

ADVANCED POLYMER SYSTEMS

Currently, the work of our department focuses on three subjects. On the one hand we are coupling polymers of synthetic and biological origin in a suitable way with each other (polymer-analogous implementation, reactive spacer groups, block copolymers). Synthesis of special polymers is also intended. On the other hand we are thoroughly investigating the role and the effect of surface active agents in stabilising aqueous polymer dispersions as advanced coating materials. We would like to understand them better than to date, in order to influence film or layer formation in a targeted way. Thirdly, we are modifying the properties of polymers using functional additives such as plasticisers and flame retardants. Here above all we focus on bio-based systems. In this regard we can already draw on a wealth of experience. In addition, methods for characterising the molecular structure of polymers are gradually established.

Our Services

In the field of polymer chemistry and characterisation we offer the following services:

  • development work for testing and optimising formulations and processing procedures in the fields of dispersions, plasticisers and flame resistance,

  • viscosity measurements and rheological investigations,

  • dynamic mechanical thermal analysis and thermogravimetric analysis

Do you have questions about our services? Contact us!

Dr. Maren Lehmann

Head of Department Polymer Chemistry


Projects that might be interesting for you To Project Overview

Entwicklung neuer Vernetzungsstrategien für die Herstellung von Silikonhybridschichten

BMWK INNO-KOM 49VF220064 | Laufzeit: 09.2023 – 02.2026

Sophia Rau, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 02/28/2026

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

Charakterisierung von EZM-basierten Medizinprodukten

BMWK INNO-KOM 49MF220227 | Laufzeit: 08.2023 – 01.2026

Birgit Voigt, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 01/31/2026

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Methods/Processes

Equine ECM-Patches für die rekonstruktive Chirurgie

BMWK INNO-KOM 49MF220206 | Laufzeit: 08.2023 – 01.2026

Marit Baltzer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 01/31/2026

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Biomaterials

Wasserbasierter und fleckbeständiger PLA-Lack für flexible PUR-Kunstleder

BMWK INNO-KOM 49MF230067 | Laufzeit: 11.2023 – 10.2025

Linda Köhler, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 10/31/2025

Categories:

  • Chemistry of Polymers
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

MemTecplus – Stoffgewinnung durch Flachmembranfiltration | Teilprojekt: Entwicklung mikroporöser Membranfilter

BMBF WIR! rECOmine 03WIR1910A | Laufzeit: 10.2022 – 09.2025

Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 09/30/2025

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems
  • Methods/Processes

Kollagen als Binder für wasserbasierte Na-Ionen-Batterien und Superkondensatoren (KoBiNa)

BMWK IGF 22685 BR | Laufzeit: 01.2023 – 12.2024

Enno Klüver, FILK Freiberg; Daria Mikhailova, IFW Dresden

End of project: 08/31/2025

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Collagen

Polyol-Recyclate durch Glycerolyse von flexiblen PU-Wertstoffen für den Wiedereinsatz in neuen Materialien

BMWK INNO-KOM 49VF220065 | Laufzeit: 09.2023 – 08.2025

Linda Köhler, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 08/31/2025

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Identifikation genetischer Marker mit Assoziation zur Hautqualität bei Rindern (SNPs und Lederqualität)

BMWK IGF 22809 BR | Laufzeit: 02.2023 – 07.2025

Sandra Stenzel, FILK Freiberg | Martin Schulze, IFN Schönow

End of project: 07/31/2025

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Leather

iSi-Care: Mit künstlicher Intelligenz und silikonbasiertem Elektroden-Array zur differenzierten Versorgung bei akuten Gelenksverletzungen

BMWK IGF 22708 BR | Laufzeit: 03.2023 – 02.2025

Martin Heise, FILK Freiberg; Andreas Heinke, IBMT TU Dresden

End of project: 02/28/2025

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems
  • Methods/Processes

Recycling von Mehrlagen-Verbunden und -Textilien mittels integriertem Ansatz für das Delaminieren nach Bedarf (Debonding on Demand)

BMWK IGF-Cornet 349 EBG | Laufzeit: 03.2023 – 02.2025

Frauke Junghans, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 02/28/2025

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Polymer-LED-Komposite mit aktiver sensorbasierter Steuerung am Beispiel der Bilirubin-Therapie

BMWK IGF 22822 BG | Laufzeit: 02.2023 – 01.2025

Martin Heise, FILK Freiberg; Heiko Rexin, OUT Berlin

End of project: 01/31/2025

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Entwicklung einer hybridpolymerbasierten Membran zur Aufreinigung von Methanströmen durch die Abtrennung von Stickstoff

BMWK INNO-KOM 49MF220046 | Laufzeit: 08.2022 – 01.2025

Sophia Rau, Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 01/31/2025

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

Molekulare Simulation des Mehrkomponenten­systems PVC-Weichmacher für die Entwicklung nachhaltiger, langlebiger und gesundheitlich unbedenklicher (Verbund-) Materialien

BMWK IGF 22362 BR | Laufzeit: 07.2022 – 12.2024

Susanne Fritz, Maren Lehmann, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 12/31/2024

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites
  • Material Characterization

noFoul – Mikrostrukturbasierte Oberflächenfunktionalisierung für die, großflächige, biozidfreie Biofilm- und Bewuchshemmung auf Architektur-, Schwimmbad und Schutzfolien | Erarbeitung der Prozessgrundlagen und mikrobiologischen Funktionsbewertung

BMBF WIR! GRAVOmer 03WIR2013D | Laufzeit: 11.2022 – 10.2024

Mandy Gersch, Kathrin Leppchen-Fröhlich, FILK Freiberg | SWG Frankenberg | Reisewitz Penig | sema Coswig | IF TU Dresden

End of project: 10/31/2024

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Individualisierbare Akustikabsorber aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

BMWK IGF 22188 BR | Laufzeit: 04.2022 – 09.2024

Diana Grünberg, Marit Baltzer, FILK Freiberg | Henning Zeidler, TU Bergakademie Freiberg | Jan Troge, Fraunhofer IWU (Technische Akustik) Dresden

End of project: 09/30/2024

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Thin Coating

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