Advances in microencapsulation:
Latest innovations and potential applications


The Fraunhofer Technology Platform Microencapsulation TPM connects R&D institutions and industry partners operating in the field of microencapsulation. It provides a central place for the exchange of information as well as the latest developments and trends in microencapsulation, and promotes networking and collaboration within the industry through network meetings, workshops and other events. To help its members with their daily challenges and to identify new application areas TPM also provides technology and innovation management support.

Fraunhofer TPM was launched in 2009 and is operated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP.

Our offer


  • databank of relevant patents and publications (last 10 years); updates every two months
  • 3 newsletters per year on a topic chosen by the members (in-depth analysis)
  • network meetings and workshops with (external) experts
  • access to specialists: the entire Fraunhofer network for applied science
  • identification of new application fields
  • access to the newsletter archive

For whom?


Manufacturer of

  • microcapsules
  • medicinal molecules and products
  • cosmetic ingredients (perfumes, vitamins etc.)
  • functional additives (lubricants, pigments, flame retardants etc.)
  • binders, resins and monomers
  • adhesives and coatings
  • finished parts

Application fields


  • pharmaceutical and health care
  • household and personal care
  • food and beverages
  • agrochemicals
  • construction
  • textiles

In the focus

  • selection of materials (core/shell)
  • manufacturing and processing technologies
  • better stability of products
  • release mechanisms
  • environmental aspects
  • biodegradability of microcapsules



  • 3 issues per year
  • topics are selected by the members
  • focus on developments, new research aspects and trends
  • detailed information from the literature and patent database

Find answers to your questions

  • Are our products suitable as capsule wall materials?
  • How can additives be integrated more efficiently into products and formulations?
  • How can our processes be simplified and the properties of the materials improved?

Become a partner

  • You want to stay up to date in the field of micro/nano encapsulation and/or particle technology?
  • You want to exploit the potential of the technology?
  • You are looking for partnerships, networks and business opportunities?


Contact us!


We are looking forward to a non-binding conversation with you!

Your contact persons

Kathrin Geßner

Contact Press / Media

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Kathrin Geßner

Project manager

Fraunhofer IAP
Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam

Phone +49 331 568-1415

Alexandra Latnikova

Contact Press / Media

Dr. Alexandra Latnikova

Microencapsulation expert

Fraunhofer IAP
Geiselbergstraße 69
14476 Potsdam

Phone +49 331 568-1207