New video: Hybrid material systems

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How can buildings be constructed in the most resource-efficient, cost-effective and aesthetically pleasing way possible? Researchers at the Fraunhofer WKI combine different materials to create high-performance building elements with a minimum of materials and energy. This conserves resources, protects the climate and expand the architectural design leeway. A new video provides insight into these novel hybrid material systems.

In the video, researchers from the Fraunhofer WKI talk about the advantages of hybrid composite systems and show examples from their current research – including timber-concrete composite systems.

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The background of the Fraunhofer WKI

Sustainability through the utilization of renewable raw materials has formed the focus at the Fraunhofer WKI for 75 years. The institute, with locations in Braunschweig, Hanover, and Wolfsburg, specializes in process engineering, natural-fiber composites, binders and coatings, wood and emission protection, quality assurance of wood products, material and product testing, recycling procedures and the utilization of organic building materials and wood in construction. Virtually all the procedures and materials resulting from the research activities are applied industrially. 

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