Association of sponsors

IKV – the plastics industry network (photo: ©cornelius/
IKV – the plastics industry network (photo: ©cornelius/

IKV Sponsors' Association

IKV is supported by an Association of Sponsors, which was founded in 1950. Its claim is to help safeguard the competitiveness of the plastics industry in an increasingly global market.

The motto "Research for practical use" represents this claim, and the numerous innovations created at IKV are impressive proof of this. The around 240 members of the Association of Sponsors, both in Germany and abroad, are a representative cross-section of the global plastics industry. Members include raw material and machine manufacturers, plastics processors and converters, associations and research institutes.

The majority of the companies in the Association of Sponsors are small and medium-sized enterprises who benefit directly from the research work done at IKV and thus secure their competitive edge. The member companies of IKV's Sponsors' Association at RWTH Aachen University are among the most innovative in their field. This is due not least to the close cooperation with IKV.