30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology

The coming International Colloquium Plastics Technology, due to take place on 11–12 March 2020 in the Eurogress Aachen, will be a very special occasion: It will be the 30th time that the world of plastics meets up for the Colloquium in Aachen and, at the same time, we will celebrate in 2020 not only the 70th birthday of IKV but also the 150th anniversary of RWTH Aachen University.

The delegates at the 30th Colloquium will be able to attend a total of 15 lecture sessions, each consisting of two presentations from IKV scientists and a keynote paper from an industry expert. As far as the topics are concerned, the sessions will cover the entire range of IKV research. In addition, around five plenary papers given by speakers from science and industry will draw attention to special trend topics.

The accompanying trade show, the traditional get-together on the evening before the Colloquium and the tour of the IKV laboratories and pilot plants will offer an excellent opportunity for networking. You will find further information on the content of the program in the next edition of IKV.Insight.

We look forward to welcoming you again in Aachen for the Colloquium so that we can celebrate our anniversaries with you. And perhaps we will also be able to celebrate with you the premiere of our International Symposium on Plastics Technology, which will be held for the first time on 10 March 2020 – the day before the Colloquium.

Recruiting. Networking. Innovating.

The International Colloquium Plastics Technology presents the research results of the IKV to a broad public from science and industry. 36 specialist presentations by IKV scientists together with 18 keynote presentations by industry experts will provide an overview of current innovations, new production processes, methods of product development and company strategies in plastics technology. In addition, plenary lectures from science and industry will highlight trends and developments in the plastics industry.

With 800 expected participants, the IKV Colloquium is the meeting place for innovative plastics companies. Discuss the practical feasibility of our research with us. Enter into a dialogue with industry experts. Strengthen your network.


Industry trade show

The accompanying exhibition in the foyer of the Eurogress Aachen offers innovative companies in the plastics industry an excellent platform to present themselves. Here you meet your target group to exchange information about your products.

The IKV is expecting exhibitors from the fields of raw materials, mechanical engineering, peripheral equipment and engineering services.

The 30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology will take place 11 - 12 March 2020.
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For the first time in Aachen

In the run-up to the colloquium, the IKV will host the International Symposium on Plastics Technology on 10 March. The focus will be on scientific contributions from five areas of plastics technology.

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Invitation to the industry trade show

As a company, you can take part in the accompanying exhibition at the Colloquium 2020. Find out more about your options here.

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Further information

Ticket prices Colloquium

Price Ticket category
980 €** Ticket for member of Sponsors' Association
1280 €** Ticket for non-members
480 €** University members
80 €** Beer colloquium

Information on the programme 2020

The programme for the International Colloquium on Plastics Technology 2020 is currently being planned. Until the new programme is published, the 2018 programme will give you an impression of the scope and versatility of the event.

Please note that the conference language is German. All lectures will be simultaneously translated into English.

Download programme

Download all information on the previous programme.

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Download list of plenary speakers and chairmen

Download information on 2018's plenary speakers and chairmen.

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Review of the Colloquium 2018 in pictures