Science Minister Svenja Schulze will open the Colloquium
IKV looks forward to welcoming Svenja Schulze, the NRW Minister for Innovation, Science and Research, to open the Colloquium and deliver the introductory speech. Also attending will be Dr. Margrethe Schmeer, Mayor of the City of Aachen. Read more >>>

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28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology: Registration is open
The preparations for the 28th IKV Colloquium are on in full-swing. Read more about this year’s program, our speakers and find interesting facts about networking possibilities during the colloquium in our latest Colloquium Newsletter >>>

We have moved.

New address for IKV
On December 14, the IKV moved to its new facilities on the RWTH Aachen Campus. From now on, you will find us in our new offices and laboratories at Seffenter Weg 201 in 52074 Aachen. For more details and further contact information please click here >>>

At the 2014 IKV Colloquium, some 800 experts from the plastics segment came to the event in Aachen at the Eurogress (photo: TEMA/IKV)

28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology
IKV extends a cordial invitation to attend the 28th International Colloquium Plastics Technology in Aachen on February 24 and 25, 2016. The event, which is held every two years, is again expected to attract some 800 experts from the global plastics industry. >>> more

Die Preisträger 2015 mit den Vertretern der Stifter und den Betreuern

WAK innovation awards assigned to Paul Walach and Andreas Neuß
The WAK (Wissenschaftliche Arbeitskreis der Universitäts-Professoren der Kunststofftechnik) assigned on 12 November 2015 prizes for the best academic theses in the field of plastics technology. Prices were twice awarded to former IKVer for best dissertations. Read more >>>

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Film extrusion Conference on November 10-11, 2015
This year's conference will focus on packaging film, but will also cover other technical film applications. It will demonstrate current developments with the raw materials and will highlight the latest machine engineering. Topics such as the economic efficiency and ... >>> more

Presentation of the award to successful applications for the BMBF initiative "Internationalisation of leading-edge clusters, forward-looking projects, and comparable networks" at the 3rd International Cluster Conference of the BMBF in Berlin (photo: BMBF)

Top-level research from Germany goes international
IKV has received an award for its internationalisation initiative "Global network for innovative plastic materials and processes". Professor Dr. Johanna Wanka, Germany’s Minister of Education and Research, presented the award on June 30, 2015, in Berlin during the BMBF’s 3rd International Cluster Conference. >>> more

Composite parts in automotive design (photo: TEMA/IKV)

IKV at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt
Lightweight construction, functional integration, production efficiency and simulation are the topics currently dominating plastics research in the field of automotive design. For the first time, IKV will present these topics at the 66th Int. Motor Show (IAA), due to be held in Frankfurt am Main/Germany on September 15 – 27, 2015. >>> more

Scientific staff in IKV's injection moulding pilot plant (photo: Geerd Jacobs/IKV)

IIMC 2015 – 30 September and 1 Oktober in Aachen
IKV is extending an invitation to the second International Injection Moulding Conference – in short IIMC. National and international experts from the injection moulding segment will talk about application-related developments, research results and innovative examples of industrial series production. >>> more

Executive Committee (l. to r.): Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Nebel, Dr. Steffen Tobisch, Dr. Bernd Grünler, Dr.-Ing. Ralf-Uwe Bauer, Anke Schadewald, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann (photo: Bea Marquardt)

IKV is founder member of the "Zuse Community"
Sixty-eight legally independent and non-profit-making research institutes have joined forces to establish the German industrial research community Konrad Zuse e.V. (Deutsche Industrieforschungsgemeinschaft Konrad Zuse e.V.). It was founded on January 29, 2015, ... >>> more

Composite structure of a biomimetic cruciate ligament replacement (photo: IKV)

Composite structure made of silicone rubber for use as a cruciate ligament implant
Together with the University Clinic of Aachen and the Institute of Textile Technology (ita) at RWTH Aachen University, the IKV scientists are studying an innovative composite structure of load-optimised liquid silicone components and a braided 3D structure as a biomimetic artificial cruciate ligament. >>> more

IIMC attracts wide international public
The focus was on applications in the automotive sector. With more than 100 experts from 15 nations including Australia, Japan, China, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, United States and various European countries, the conference was very successful. In 16 lectures given in English, the speakers presented current developments in the automotive industry and injection moulding technology.

Please find futher information at the IIMC website at or here.

Foam extrusion testing with dry ice in IKV’s Extrusion pilot plant (photo Jacobs/IKV)

Ice-cold foam extrusion
The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University has, in a recent research project on the topic of foam extrusion, been examining the use of dry ice as a physical blowing agent. Together with motan-colortronic GmbH, Isny, a new process technology has been developed that ... >>> more

CAD explosion model of the LSR-µPIT mould (photo: IKV)

Small-sized moulded silicone tubing for the medical segment
In the medical and pharmaceutical segments, media-carrying capillary moulded tubing is used for a variety of applications in diagnostics and in the administration of medication. Liquid silicone rubbers (LSR) are especially suitable for use in medical technology ... >>> more

IKV Newsletter launched
The new IKV newsletter was launched on schedule on July 30, 2014. It enables you to find out promptly and easily about all the latest news and developments at your IKV without having to search actively on the IKV website. Initially, the newsletter will be published quarterly in German and English. If you like it, please send it to your colleagues, friends and partners. >>> Read the newsletter here

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