High-Temperature Plastic Wins Innovation Award

Stuttgart / September 30, 2015

More trophies have been bagged by Berlin thanks to Fraunhofer IZM’s scientific know-how. The AVK, Germany’s oldest group representing reinforced plastics, recently premiered a new innovation award for cutting-edge research into plastics and their manufacture. Düren-based Isola GmbH won 3rd prize in the category “Product and Applications” for their new high-temperature, benzoxazine matrix PCB.

The multilayer PCB developer and manufacturer Isola is part of the German federal ministry of education and research (BMBF)-funded HELP consortium, which is research reliable and cost-efficient electronics for electromobility. Fraunhofer IZM is providing scientific support to the consortium. Together with the University Bayreuth, the institute investigated aging in the benzoxazine-based high-temperature resin. The results are key to the commercial introduction of the material.

Congratulations to Isola GmbH for their win!