Collaborative Projects


CeraSleeve® is a startup project in the field of “Circular Economy”, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) as part of the EXIST research transfer funding program.

Flow for Life

The goal of the LOEWE research cluster FLOW FOR LIFE is to develop an artificial network that transports oxygen and nutrients within lab-grown human tissue of a centimeter size scale. Combining engineering with biological principles, and synthetic with biological materials, the project brings together experts and infrastructure from five engineering and natural science departments at the TU Darmstadt.


In the multidisciplinary joint research project Functional Paper Research (FiPRe), it is the goal to generate the lacking understanding of process-structure-property relationships, in order to enable the use of paper for new fields of application. The joint research is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) under PAK 962/1 (2018 – 2021) and PAK 962/2 (2021 – 2023) and associated DFG projects.


MAP and the Koehler Paper Group launched the “Green Coating Collaboration” (GCC) on January 01. 2019, which aims to develop functional paper coatings from sustainable raw materials. The long-term goal is to develop functional surfaces that are recyclable and/or biodegradable, so that the papers coated with them can be recycled, a recycling cycle that, unlike many others, has already been solved.

SFB CRC 1194

The Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1194 involves researchers from the TU Darmstadt, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research Mainz and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden. Their common goal is the fundamental analysis of the interaction between transport and wetting processes – particularly when, parallel to momentum transport, also heat and mass transport, complex fluids or complex surfaces are involved.


The main focus of the LOEWE program of the State of Hessen aims to contribute to the systematic development of the advantages of the material paper for the building industry and to establish the prerequisites for a new economic field with an internationally visible focus in Hessen and to anchor it at the participating universities in the long term.

Merck Lab

The Mercklab focuses on the development of paper based, microfluidic systems for immunodiagnostics and analytics. It furthermore involves state-of-the-art printing technologies and biotechnological engineering. Consequently, the cooperation is built on an interdisciplinary team of chemists, biochemists, biologists and engineers.