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IKV to attend IAA again in Frankfurt

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International group of companies invests in future of SMC

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IKV research on continuous vulcanisation

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Kick-off meeting brings together the participants in the IKV study on additive manufacturing

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Institute of Plastics Processing: Research for Practical Use

You, too, can become part of our research team

You, too, can become part of our research team

More than 80 scientific assistants carry out research in 10 research areas covering the entire field of plastics processing for industrial practice.

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IKV is the place for you to study plastics technology

IKV is the place for you to study plastics technology

The lectures and practical exercises are closely connected to industrial practice. Students can collect practical experience at an early stage as student workers.

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We support companies in research and development

We support companies in research and development

We offer plastics processing companies a wide range of cooperation opportunities and services. Please don't hesitate to contact us about your requirements.

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IKV's mission in research, teaching and industry

The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University is Europe's leading research and training institute in the field of plastics technology.

The close connection between science and industry is at the heart of the Institute's research. Our research, oriented to industrial practice, is built logically and consistently on the basis of fundamental scientific research and enables the direct application of the results in trade and industry. For companies in the plastics industry, numerous possibilities exist for using our qualified services and working together with the Institute.

With its Chair of Plastics Processing, IKV is part of the Mechanical Engineering faculty of RWTH Aachen University. Students of plastics technology have access to the state-of-the-art, excellently equipped pilot plants and laboratories at the Institute. With its academic teaching, IKV provides for the qualification of upcoming engineers in the plastics industry.

IKV's network covers all the areas of the plastics industry. With more than 290 members worldwide, the Institute is in constant dialogue, and in this way ensures the relevance of its research.