Adhesive Bonding Technology, Fibre Composite Technology and Corrosion Protection

The Faculty of Adhesive Bonding Technology, Fibre Composite Technology and Corrosion Protection at the Fraunhofer IGP addresses both current joining issues of lightweight and composite construction and the development and adaption of production methods for fibre composite parts. Further main research focuses are the effects of ageing on materials, adhesive bonded joints and coatings by means of laboratory ageing in an artificial climate. In cooperation with the accredited test laboratory at the Fraunhofer IGP, materials, joints and coating systems are tested and qualified under standardised conditions. In addition, new testing methods for special applications are developed and employed.

In the field of adhesive bonding technology, the range of services offered by the IGP extend
from the bonding-optimised design of parts and assemblies, through the planning and dimensioning of bonded joints right up to the development and qualification of the whole bonding process and the joint.

The focus in the field of fibre composite technology lies on the holistic optimisation of large fibre composite constructions such as the rotor blades of wind turbines, ship superstructures and applications in civil engineering. The work extends from the development of flame resistant materials through production engineering up to the determination and calculation of indicators.

In the field of corrosion protection and artificial ageing, the focus at the IGP lies on the development and qualification of innovative corrosion protection systems with improved properties and the identification of ageing influences.

Application trials in a seawater bath on brackets in different positions
Application trials in a seawater bath on brackets in different positions
Thermo-mechanical alternating load test on a composite girder in the IGP climate chamber
Thermo-mechanical alternating load test on a composite girder in the IGP climate chamber
The team on site on Helgoland during tests for transport and assembly damage to offshore coating
The team on site on Helgoland during tests for transport and assembly damage to offshore coating