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

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

Sophia Rau, 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, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 12/31/2024

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites
  • Material Characterization

Individualisierbare Akustikabsorber aus nachwachsenden Rohstoffen

BMWK IGF 22188 BR | Laufzeit: 04.2022 – 09.2024

Manuel Heck, Diana Romstedt, 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

Nutzung biogener Reststoffe als Flammschutzmittel für Kunststoffbahnenwaren (BioFSM)

BMWK IGF 22301 BR | Laufzeit: 04.2022 – 09.2024

Miriam Bader, Maren Lehmann, Ines Stachel, FILK Freiberg; Katrin Thümmler, Max Winkler, IPHC TU Dresden

End of project: 09/30/2024

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Methods/Processes

Reinventing a smart, circular, and competitive textile industry with advanced myco-fibres (MY-FI)

Horizon H2020-FNR-2020-1 | Laufzeit: 11.2020 – 04.2024

Anke Mondschein, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 04/30/2024

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Maßgeschneiderte thermoformbare bio-TPU-Folien

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF210105 | Laufzeit: 10.2021 – 03.2024

Sergei Wittchen, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 03/31/2024

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

VUV-Modifizierung von Silikonkunstleder für eine verbesserte Haptik und eine höhere Abriebbeständigkeit

BMWi IGF 22286 BG | Laufzeit: 04.2022 – 03.2024

Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg; Laura Schilinsky, Fraunhofer-IFAM Bremen

End of project: 03/31/2024

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

GOLD Goldschlägerhaut – Entschlüsselung der Kuhserosa für die Biofabrikation von elastischen Textilien

BMBF 031B1125D | Laufzeit: 07.2021 – 12.2023

Enno Klüver, FILK Freiberg; Claudio Flores, Kybernesia Hamburg; Felix Rasehorn, WINT Design Lab Berlin

End of project: 12/31/2023

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials

Entwicklung von elektrisch beheizbaren TPU-basierten Bauteilen aus kontinuierlich herstellbaren Platten (ComfyTPU)

BMWi IGF-Cornet 327 EBR | Laufzeit: 01.2022 – 12.2023

Minoj Gnanaseelan, FILK Freiberg; ILK TU Dresden; Cinnomatech Warschau (Polen); WUT Warschau (Polen)

End of project: 12/31/2023

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Nachhaltige Substitution erdölbasierter Polymere für Flächendrainagesysteme unter Einhaltung für die Außenanwendung erforderlicher Eigenschaften

BMWi DBU 37879/01 | Laufzeit: 12.2021 – 12.2023

Oliver Klimmt, FILK Freiberg; Ralph Johann, Gutjahr Systemtechnik Bickenbach

End of project: 12/07/2023

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Entwicklung einer protonenleitenden, fluorfreien Silikonmembran für Brennstoffzellenanwendungen

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF210015 | Laufzeit: 05.2021 – 10.2023

Sophia Rau, Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 10/31/2023

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Pyrolyse-GC/MS für das Monitoring von Leder und Kunstleder

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF200139 | Laufzeit: 03.2021 – 08.2023

Nadja Dittrich, Ute Morgenstern, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 08/31/2023

Categories:

  • Test/Analytical methods
  • Technical Textiles/Composites

Wärmeisolierende Polymerfolien für Dachabdichtungen

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF210041 | Laufzeit: 06.2021 – 08.2023

Sergei Wittchen, Oliver Klimmt, Kristin Trommer, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 08/31/2023

Categories:

  • Functional Layer Systems

Immunogenität von Kollagenprodukten in Bezug zum DNA-Gehalt

BMWi INNO-KOM 49VF210004 | Laufzeit: 07.2021 – 06.2023

Sandra Stenzel, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 06/30/2023

Categories:

  • Biogenic Raw Materials
  • Collagen

Technologie zur Probenpräparation auf Basis von Lasertechnik

BMWi INNO-KOM 49MF200122 | Laufzeit: 02.2021 – 05.2023

David Ehinger, Sascha Dietrich, FILK Freiberg

End of project: 05/31/2023

Categories:

  • Technical Textiles/Composites
  • Methods/Processes

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