The lightweight design research in the field of fiber-plastic composites is a successful research focus at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg.

Along the product-oriented value chain, the international and interdisciplinary team of the chair of Polymer-based Lightweight Design deals with the cross-industry development of energy-efficient lightweight design solutions and associated production technologies.

Starting from the initial idea, through the design of prototypes, to the technical implementation of complex technology demonstrators, the focus is primarily on the design and simulation as well as on the manufacture and testing of function-integrative multi-material design methods, using fiber-plastic composites and metals.



Sustainable and resource-saving recycling of plastic waste

With the help of a new type of technology chain for energy-efficient recycling, carbon components can be returned to a closed material cycle in the future. Together with Global EnerTec AG, scientists at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg are developing a pilot plant in Guben.

Global Enertec employees together with BTU researcher Jonas Krenz on the premises of Global Enertec AG.


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