Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology
The Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT focuses on process scalability and on the transfer of research results from laboratory to pilot scale, or even pilot-level applications. In 2017, 540 employees were working at Fraunhofer ICT’s institute‘s electrochemical and chemical site in Pfinztal (close to Karlsruhe) and 25 in the New Drive Systems Department at the east campus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT.
Their customers and project partners include companies concerned with chemicals and chemical process engineering, vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers, the plastics processing industry, manufacturers of materials, recycling companies, companies in the field of energy and environment, customers concerned with safety-related issues, and the construction and aviation industries. In addition, Fraunhofer ICT is the only explosives research institute in Germany to cover the entire development chain for explosives, from the laboratory through to the pilot plant and system.
Fraunhofer ICT is network partner for all questions of plastic analysis and the aging behaviour of plastics.