Indonesian-German Polymerresearch Center (IG-PRC)

As part of the BMBF-funded joint project "BIOPHOB: Biogenic By-Products from Palm Fatty Acid Distillate as Hydrophobizing Synthesis Modules in Acrylate Dispersions for Coating Materials", the Indonesian-German Polymer Research Center (IG-PRC) was established at the Teknologi Bandung (ITB) Institute in Bandung, Indonesia. Central component of the IG-PRC is a high-tech synthesis laboratory, which has been equipped with high-quality polymer synthesis equipment from project funds, allowing the synthesis of polymers such as polyester, alkyd resins and polyacrylates is possible.

The IG-PRC is available for joint German-Indonesian research projects:

Possible topics for research projects includePossible topics for research projects include:

  • Use of locally available biomassUse of locally available biomass
  • Monomer and polymer synthesis from renewable raw materials
  • Development of functional coatings (e.g., hydrophobic, antifungal, antibacterial) and adhesives
  • Development of bioinspired materials

Project partner in the IG-PRC:

  • University of Paderborn, Working group Coating, Materials & Polymers, Prof. Wolfgang Bremser, Paderborn, Germany
  • Fraunhofer WKI, Dr. Stefan Friebel, Braunschweig, Germany
  • Institut Teknologi Bandung, Dr. Rino Mutki, Bandung, Indonesia
  • PT Propan Raya ICC, Dr. Mircea Minea, Tangerang, Indonesia