Cluster structure

Cluster structure

On behalf of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, six Fraunhofer Institutes are researching how the sustainable transformation of an entire plastics value added chain can take place under principles of the circular economy using the example of plastic. The economic and social effects of a circular plastics economy in the coming decades will also be analyzed and taken into account.

The Fraunhofer Cluster Circular Plastics Economy CCPE is divided into three divisions. Two research departments are assigned to each division.

Division Materials
Circular Polymers
Circular Additives and Compounds

Division Systems
Advanced Recycling
Circular Logistics and Sustainability

Division Business
Application and Demonstration
Business and Transformation

Here you can find our competencies in the individual divisions:

Fraunhofer Cluster

The Fraunhofer Clusters of Excellence promote the cooperative development and processing of system-relevant topics through an inter-institute research structure. In organizational terms, these research clusters correspond to a »virtual institute« spread over multiple locations. The aim of the research clusters is not just to temporarily implement single projects but rather to follow a roadmap for the long-term development of a complex technological trend.