Sustainable use of materials

Sufficient availability of ressources is particularly important for energy, electrical and drive technology, information and communication technology, the chemical industry, medical technology and mechanical engineering.

In order to achieve these goals, the main research focuses are on increasing material efficiency, substituting scarce non-renewable raw materials, recycling, waste recycling, the use of secondary raw materials, extending product life/usage times, the use of lightweight construction materials and low-waste production that is gentle on raw materials.