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Institute of
Polymeric Materials and Testing
Institute of
Polymeric Materials and Testing

Main Areas of Research

Polymeric Materials for Sustainable Development

  • Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies (Solar thermal, PV, Wind power)
  • Global and regional water supply (Plastics pipes and systems)
  • Polymeric materials based on renewable resources and bio-based polymeric materials
  • Material and performance oriented life cycles analysis

Multi-functional property profiles and applications of polymeric materials

  • Various combinations of mechanical, thermal, optical, electrical and acustical properties as well as transport/barrier properties
  • Physical and technological characterization of material properties (specimen level) and performance properties (component level)

Mechanical performance of plastics under complex mechanical loading conditions

  • Deformation and failure behavior of plastics and composites
  • Impact, long-term, and fatigue behavior (pure mechanical loading or combinations with external effects)
  • Conventional mechanics, fracture mechanics and micro-mechanics
  • Superimposed thermal & environmental loading (ESC) and aging
  • Material laws, failure criteria and life-time modeling

Characterisation of the inner material structure and establishment of material structure-property-processing-performance (msp³)-relationships

  • Focus on polyolefins and polyolefin-compounds (PE, PP), composites and elastomers
  • Investigations as to the inner material structure utilizing microscopic, spectroscopic and thermo-analytical methods (nano/meso/micro/macro scale)
  • Physical and technological characterisation of material and performance properties for service-relevant conditions also accounting for material aging (laboratory specimen level and semi-finished component level)
  • Aging behavior, mechanisms and kinetics, and life-time modeling

Collobarative Research

Funded research (European Union)

Funded research (Austrian Research Promotion Agency)

Wallner G.:
giga_TES, 2018 - 2020

Wallner G.:
IEA SHC Task54: Preisreduktion thermischer Solaranlagen, 2015 - 2018

Fischer J., Lang R., Wallner G.:
Solar-thermal Systems based on Polymeric Materials: Novel Pumped and Non-Pumped Collector Systems (SolPol-4/5), 2014 - 2018

Lang R., Wallner G.:
Photovoltaik-Recycling (PV-R), 2013 - 2015

Wallner G.:
MidTempColl, 2012 - 2015

Lang R., Wallner G.:
Content Loading, 2011

Aigner M., Barroso V., Brandstetter T., Brüggemann O., Buchberger W., Eder G., Fischer J., Hartl A., Hild S., Hiptmair F., Kneidinger C., Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Paulik C., Reiter M., Schausberger A., Schobermayr H., Schöffl P., Steinbichler G., Straka K., Wallner G.:
APMT - Advanced Polymeric Materials and Process Technologies, 2010 - 2014

Hader-Kregl L., Hassel A., Hild S., Kadner B., Lang R., Schobermayr H., Schöfberger K., Voith M., Wallner G.:
SteelCoatingDesign - IPMT, 2010 - 2012

Lang R.:
K1-WOOD: Natural Fiber PP-Composites, 2010

Funded research (federal/regional/local authorities)

Wallner G.:
IM HP plast, 2016 - 2017

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2013

Lang R.:
Innovative Energietechnologien, 2012 - 2014

Wallner G.:
Photovoltaik-Recycling (PV-R), 2012 - 2013

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2012

Lang R., Wallner G.:
IEA SHC Task39: Polymerwerkstoffe, 2011 - 2014

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2011

Lang R., Wallner G.:
IEA PVPS, 2010 - 2012

Lang R., Major Z., Miethlinger J., Steinbichler G.:
Kunststofftechnik Borealis II, 2010

Funded research (other mainly public funds)

Buchberger W., Fischer A., Fischer J., Grabmayer K., Lang R., Schobermayr H., Wallner G.:
Solar-elektrische Systeme aus Polymerwerkstoffen: Neuartige polymere Einkapselungsmaterialien für Photovoltaik-Module (SolPol-3), 2011 - 2014

Beer S., Bretterbauer K., Brüggemann O., Buchberger W., Fischer A., Fischer J., Grabmayer K., Kicker H., Lang R., Paulik C., Povacz M., Schobermayr H., Steinbichler G., Stricker M., Wallner G.:
Solarthermische Systeme aus Polymerwerkstoffen – Teil 2 (SolPol-2), 2010 - 2013

Lang R., Wallner G.:
Projekt Energy Transition, 2010

Buchberger W., Fischer A., Fischer J., Grabmayer K., Kicker H., Lang R., Schobermayr H., Wallner G.:
Solarthermische Systeme aus Polymerwerkstoffen - Teil 1 (SolPol-1), 2009 - 2013

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