In our role as a partner to companies in the plastics industry, we have amassed a wealth of experience over many decades, and are thus in a position to provide you with a very wide range of services. We support you in finding solutions to complex problems involving plastics products and processes, and help you in your communication with customers and suppliers. With our technical capabilities and our experience, we can assist you in all areas from product development and process development to product testing, quality assurance and damage analysis. The strong link between research and development at IKV always provides you with modern, viable solutions, influenced by the latest reliable scientific findings. Furthermore, you will also benefit from our worldwide network.

For bigger tasks: industrial joint research

More far-reaching development subjects can be dealt with in the form of joint research projects. This kind of research can tackle fundamental or application-related problems. IKV has a great deal of experience in drawing up relevant research topics and provides the necessary assistance with identifying a suitable project format. If you tell us about your needs, we can develop a research project together.
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Unlimited R&D with partners of RWTH Aachen University

On the other hand, we are not restricted to just plastics: RWTH Aachen University offers many possibilities in our immediate vicinity to solve interdisciplinary problems. Not least the close link with many other university institutes in Aachen allows us to develop system-oriented, holistic and sustainable solutions.
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We pass on our knowledge to you – if you wish, on an entirely individual basis

Training courses and seminars tailored to your needs offer you and your staff a wide variety of possibilities for further training. Take a look at our training program: If you wish, we can tailor a concept for you with the required content. Over and above these training formats, we offer you a wealth of platforms for exchanging specialised expertise and for networking in the form of colloquiums, conferences and symposia. 
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Technology transfer from research to the skilled crafts

We also offer trades and businesses a link to our knowledge transfer. We develop courses tailored to the skilled crafts, which you can use at over 38 training centres distributed across the country. In this way, you can profit from our experience in the field of plastics technology. More than 20,000 participants take up this opportunity every year to learn about the latest developments, gain new skills and obtain an additional qualification.
>> Visit our list of courses for the skilled crafts