Expertise in particle development
for research and industry

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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

26.-28.9.2023 / Nuremberg


Meet us at partec in Nuremberg for a talk on "Particle-based information and reversibility in materials for sustainable products" and our progress on supraparticles as indicators.

24.-27.10.2023 / Duesseldorf

A+A 2023

In the Expert Talk "Hazardous Substances" on 27 October at 15:20, Sarah Wenderoth will present our novel hydrogen sensor made of supraparticles for the detection of the invisible gas.


Spray-Drying Symposium 2024

"Spray-Drying of Advanced Materials"
April 8 - 9, 2024
@Fraunhofer ISC Würzburg

Your local contact

Karl Mandel

Contact Press / Media

Prof. Dr. Karl Mandel

Head of Particle Technology

Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC
Neunerplatz 2
97082 Würzburg, Germany

Phone +49 931 4100-402