Peter Radosai, Head of Sales Europe (3rd from left) and Markus Zabel, Process Engineer (far right) at LWB Steinl meet up with IKV staff for the official handing-over of the new injection unit: Nafi Yesildag, Head of Extrusion Dept., Florian Lemke, research assistant, Prof. Christian Hopmann, Institute Director, and Michael Drach, research assistant (from left to right) (Photo: IKV/Fröls)

A new LWB Steinl elastomer injection moulding machine
IKV has received a new vertical elastomer injection moulding machine of type VSEFE 3000/2000/330 b Performance from LWB Steinl GmbH & Co. KG, Altdorf. Peter Radosai, Head of Sales Europe, handed over the new machine in a ceremony at the IKV development plant. The EF-E injection unit ... >>> more

New production unit for UD tapes at IKV
IKV has brought a new unit for the production of unidirectional (UD) tapes into operation. The unit works on the principle of extrusion-based melt impregnation and has an online quality assurance system. IKV is using the new unit to research the interaction of measurable quality parameters and the cost-efficiency of ... >>> more

IIMC 2017 – on March 15 - 16, 2017, in Aachen
For the third time IKV has issued an invitation to attend the International Injection Moulding Conference, in short: IIMC 2017. The conference will be held in Aachen on March 15 - 16, 2017. National and international experts from the injection moulding sector will speak about innovative developments in ... >>> more

IEP starts on 13 March 2017
The IKV International Education Program (IEP) is developed by an initiative of IKV association members. The aim of this program is to accomplish the requirements of a medium-sized company in the plastics industry by qualify engineers on a global scale. The IEP is organized in a bidirectional way with regard to its internationalization. It is addressed to ... >>> more

Print head of the X1000 3D printer from German RepRap in the IKV pilot plant for additive manufacturing (photo: IKV/Fröls)

IKV at K 2016
IKV will again be represented at K 2016 in Düsseldorf from October 19 - 26, 2016, with its own stand in Hall 14/C16. Since the beginnings of the "K" trade show in the 1950s, IKV has been highlighting selected research topics on this international platform. At K 2016, IKV will be presenting the topics additive manufaturing and Industry 4.0... >>> more

Fuel cell stack with bipolar plates made of a plastic compound (photo: Eisenhuth/IKV)

Flexible, joinable bipolar plates
IKV is carrying out research into a new approach for the production of graphite-filled polypropylene compounds. The aim is to improve the mechanical properties of the compound compared with commercially available materials while maintaining the same electrical conductivity. >>> more

Elastomers of CO2
In a project entitled "Production Dreams", IKV is working together with raw materials manufacturer Covestro and other institutes of RWTH Aachen University and TU Berlin on a process that involves using greenhouse gas on an industrial scale for the production of elastomers. The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the initiative "r+impulse – Innovative Technologies for Research Efficiency". >>> more

Rolf Saß (left), Managing Director of Engel Deutschland GmbH, hands over the all-electric injection moulding machine ENGEL e-motion 440 to Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann (photo: IKV/Fröls)

IKV research into optical components
IKV now has a new all-electric injection moulding machine of Type ENGEL e-motion 440/160. Rolf Saß, Managing Director of ENGEL Deutschland GmbH, handed over the machine to IKV. The new all-electric toggle clamp injection moulding machine is specifically geared to the production of optical components. >>> more

Honorary doctorate awarded to Professor Menges
The Montan University of Leoben in Austria has awarded an honorary doctorate to Professor Georg Menges, the former head of the Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV). >>> more

IKV's new buildings on Seffenter Weg
Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) celebrates official dedication. North Rhine-Westphalia's building and real estate management authority hands over fourth construction phase to RWTH Aachen University. New lab for additive manufacturing. >>> more

Filament winding with thermoplastics
IKV is researching a new approach for the production of axially symmetrical composite structures with a thermoplastic matrix. For this purpose, IKV has developed a machine technology that processes so-called "in-situ polymerising thermoplastics" by filament winding. >>> more

IKV Colloquium: presentations available for download
The first presentations from the 18 sessions of the 28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology are available for download. All participants can download the individual presentations after signing in with the login details which can be found in the conference proceedings. >>> more

Dr.-Ing Herbert Müller, CEO of Surteco SE and Chairman of the Board of the IKV Sponsors' Association, opens the 28th IKV Colloquium in the Eurogress Aachen (photo: Fröls/IKV)

IKV meets the world in Aachen
By focusing on topics such as Industry 4.0 in plastics processing, additive manufacturing and lightweight construction, IKV offered a number of important highlights at the recent 28th IKV Colloquium. The event attracted 825 plastics experts from 24 nations. The keen interest of the delegates from some 300 companies ... >>> more

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