Expertise in particle development
for research and industry

© Fraunhofer ISC

Particle technology at the Fraunhofer ISC focuses on the wet-chemical synthesis of tailormade small particles and their modification.

The offer includes processing, upscaling and formulation of compositions of particle systems. The (in-situ) analysis by means of high-end equipment and comprehensive material technology know-how complete the product portfolio.

A special research focus is on:

  • Magnetic particles
  • Silica particles
  • Titanium, zirconium, zinc and perovskite oxide particles
  • Capsules
  • Layer particles

From these primary particles, supraparticles can be built which combine several functions or properties, such as magnetism, electrical or thermal conductivity, luminescence, catalytic activity or flame retardancy.  Particle equipment not only improves material properties but opens up new applications as well.

The competence of particle technology is in use in the following areas:

  • Particulate additives
  • Functional surface coatings
  • Resources circuits
  • Product marker solutions


See also the video "Nanoparticle Kitchen".

News and Events

Fair / 29.1.2020

nano tech 2020

From January 29 – 31, 2020 the Fraunhofer ISC will be exhibiting coating solutions, customized nanoparticles, microstructures, sensors / actuators and cost-efficient upscaling production processes.

Symposium / Lecture / Hasselt / 09/26/2019

crossing borders

Dr. Karl Mandel will give a lecture at 10 am on “Particle technology from lab to pilot scale and nanotechnology 2.0 with supraparticles”.

Symposium / Ulm / 09/26 - 09/27/2019

Particle-based materials symposium

Conference for scientists and engineers from different communities that share the goal of creating functionality in materials using

Press Release / 04/01/2019

BISYKA – Synthetic
Rubber outperforms Natural Rubber

Your local contact

Karl Mandel

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Karl Mandel

Head of Particle Technology

Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-402

Fax +49 931 4100-399