Zollhafen in Koeln, NRW, Deutschland

Materials Panel

At the centre of our considerations for our Materials Panel, are criticality analyses on the raw materials which are contained in materials. Hereby we examine the influence of the use of certain resources on the whole value chain and identify optimisation potential through innovation and substitution processes.

In addition, interdisciplinary expert studies within the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offer a new perspective on the assessment of the criticality of materials. These investigations form the basis for a regular analysis of raw materials for materials in select technology branches.