“We have been developing resource-saving and climate-friendly materials and technologies for more than 75 years.”
Prof. Dr. Ing. Bohumil Kasal, Director of the Fraunhofer WKI
At the Fraunhofer WKI, we can look back over a long tradition of research using sustainable materials. Back in his day, founder and eponym Dr. Wilhelm Klauditz was already searching for solutions in order to be able to optimally exploit the supply of raw wood, which had become scarce due to the war, and to enable the utilization of waste wood and small-dimensioned wood. Today, we investigate a wide range of renewable raw materials and their holistic exploitation. Our goal is to create alternatives to the use of fossil raw materials. With our research, we are laying important foundations for a bio-based economic cycle - from raw resources, through the development of innovative materials and their utilization, and on to recycling.