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Together with scientists from Fraunhofer Institutes and other partners, the experts at the SKZ Plastics Centre in Saxony-Anhalt are developing "intelligent" components made from fibre-reinforced composites. Innovative, cost-efficient sensors in the material could be used to monitor wind turbine rotors during operations, for example.
Protecting the global environment has made the resource-saving use of petroleum-based raw materials increasingly important. The company KRAIBURG Relastec manufactures high-quality products from recycled rubber granulate in northern Saxony-Anhalt which are sold worldwide. Its customers include architects, planners, systems providers in the construction, railways, playground and sports sectors, as well as providers of floor coverings for the area of horse husbandry.
With their good ecological balance, natural fibres are becoming increasingly important for the research and development of lightweight and intelligent materials. The Competence Centre for Engineering Sciences/Renewable Resources at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences focuses on fibre-polymer composites – materials with completely new properties.