Blossoming chestnut trees on the campus of Paderborn University.

Sustainable Materials, Processes and Products

The ILH is as an interdisciplinary research institute in Paderborn Universiy´s key research area “Sustainable Materials, Processes and Products”.

Paderborn Institute for Additive Fabrication (PIAF)

ILH groups also conduct research on additive manufacturing and are active in PIAF.

Blau beleuchtete Prüfmaschine

Scientific Research Partners

Cooperation with other research groups spans various disciplines, close within the Paderborn University and throughout Germany and internationally with other research institutes.

Industry Partners

The ILH cooperates, for example, with companies in the automotive industry, aerospace, plant engineering and the chemical industry. It´s a comprehensive list, only a few examples can be mentioned here...
Arburg GmbH + Co KG, BASF SE, Benteler AG, DMG Mori, Heggemann AG, Marel Poultry B.V., Thyssenkrupp Steel, VW AG...

Composites United e.V.

The ILH is a member of the Composites United e.V.

Registered in Leichtbauatlas


The ILH is listet in the LEICHTBAUATLAS, a skills maps of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
This interactive website connects player of research, development and application to force technology transfer – nationwide, technology neutral, intersectoral.