Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials GmbH IVW

Address: Erwin-Schrödinger-Str., 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany

Phone: +49(631)2017101

Web: http://www.ivw.uni-kl.de

E-mail: info@ivw.uni-kl.de

Contact: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulf Breuer

Company description:

IVW GmbH is an internationally active, non-profit research institution of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. It develops composites with thermoplastic and thermosetting plastics as well as with functionally optimized fibre and particle reinforcements. Composite components offer advantages for applications in automotive engineering, aerospace, mechanical engineering, energy technology, construction, sports and leisure equipment, medical technology and many other industries.
The institute was founded in 1990 on the campus of the Technical University of Kaiserslautern. Today, around 100 employees shape the activities of the institute. The IVW professors represent the teaching of plastics and composites at the TU Kaiserslautern. The research activities cover the entire development value chain from the scientific foundations to the production of prototypes in an industry-oriented environment.

Areas of expertise of IVW GmbH:

Development of construction methods
Crash and energy absorption
Fatigue & service life analysis
Impregnation and joining technologies
Press technologies
Process simulation
Roving and tape processing
Tailored & Smart Composites
Tailored Thermosets & Biomaterials
Tribology
Material analysis

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