The German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology and the German Raw Materials Agency awarded the IWF at the TU Braunschweig together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging the Raw Materials Efficiency Award 2011. The award is granted to projects for more raw materials efficiency.
Both IWF and Fraunhofer IVV were awarded for developing a polymer lubricant that has the same lubricating effect as conventional, mineral oil based lubricants but less environmental impact. This has been proven by a comparative life cycle assessment, in which the software Umberto had been applied. The polymer lubricant is advantageous in terms of resource consumption and climate impact.
The product's marketability has been assessed by application in several industrial companies so that the Umberto Competence Center and the Fraunhofer IVV contributed to a more sustainable production.
IFU Hamburg congratulates on this success.
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