The DECHEMA Corrosion Center

We offer you materials and corrosion research in the fields of electrolytic and high-temperature corrosion - everything under the one roof.

About us

The DECHEMA Corrosion Center is part of the DECHEMA Research Institute (DFI), which was established on 1 March 2012 by a group of industrial and private donors. DFI represents the logical continuation of the Research Institute of DECHEMA e.V., which has been in existence since 1961. Since then it has been organised as an independent and non-profit foundation. Thus, we can rely on a unique in-house combination of expertise in electrolytic corrosion, high-temperature corrosion, electrochemistry, technical chemistry and also microbiology.

Your Benefits

Extensive Expertise

More than 50 years of expertise in electrolytic and high temperature corrosion and development of innovative corrosion protection solutions for materials and processes in industry.

Comprehensive Offer

Benefit from a comprehensive range of services: from classic corrosion testing activities to tailor-made solutions for complex problems.

Rapid Realisation

With a focus on the needs of our customers, we react quickly, flexibly and non-bureaucratically. Rapid and reliable completion of your projects is our goal.

Our Team of Experts

At the DECHEMA Corrosion Center, more than 30 corrosion professionals develop innovative corrosion protection solutions for materials and process issues in industry. We accompany you in every step of the project and develop optimal solutions for your individual requirements. Our experienced team of technical and scientific staff guarantees maximum continuity across the entire cooperation.

If required, we can draw on the expertise of our colleagues from the fields of technical chemistry, electrochemistry and biotechnology as well as on our in-house mechanical workshop. We would also be pleased to advise you on the use of governmental funding bodies. Please contact us, our team of experts will be happy to help you personally.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Fürbeth

Director Corrosion Center / ­Electrolytic Corrosion

"Corrosion damage causes considerable costs in many industrial sectors. The DECHEMA Corrosion Center offers expert advice and individual solutions to save costs, conserve resources and optimise processes."

Associate Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mathias Galetz

High Temperature Corrosion

"We combine fundamental research with the real conditions in industry. Our many years of experience and understanding of processes and mechanisms enable us to quickly plan and develop solutions for our customers."

Competence Network

Benefit from our unique expertise network: We are a member of the German (GfKORR), European (EFC) and worldwide (WCO) corrosion communities. As part of the DECHEMA Research Institute (DFI) we make use of the interdisciplinary expertise from the research fields of electrochemistry, microbiology and process engineering. Together with DECHEMA e.V. and DECHEMA Ausstellungs GmbH we form the DECHEMA network and are long-standing partners of ACHEMA, the world's leading trade fair for the process industry.

GfKORR - Gesellschaft für Korrosionsschutz e.V.

GfKORR is an interdisciplinary association of experts from industry, research and trade to prevent corrosion and its consequential damage in Germany.

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EFC - European Federation of Corrosion

The EFC is an association of about 30 companies with corrosion interests in over 20 different countries in Europe. In total, the member associations represent the corrosion interests of more than 25,000 engineers and scientists.

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WCO - World Corrosion Organization

The World Corrosion Organization is composed of 27 of the world's largest corrosion societies with over 50,000 individual members. They have come together in the WCO to promote and establish measures for corrosion protection.

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DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut (DFI)

The DECHEMA Research Institute (DFI) conducts research in the fields of materials, corrosion, industrial biotechnology, technical chemistry and electrochemistry – crossing the field boundaries.

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DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V.

DECHEMA e.V. is the expert network for chemical engineering and biotechnology in Germany.

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DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH / ACHEMA

DECHEMA Ausstellungs-GmbH organizes ACHEMA, the world forum for the process industries and its counterpart for the asian market, AchemAsia.

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Facts & Figures


completed industrial projects in the field of corrosion protection in the last five years


corrosion professionals develop innovative solutions for materials and process issues in industry


years of research experience in electrolytic and high temperature corrosion

Technical Equipment

We have extensive, state-of-the-art technical equipment, which is available for projects and co-operations.

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