The IKV's 32nd International Plastics Technology Colloquium will take place in Aachen on 28 and 29 February - an event not to be missed by plastics industry professionals!

The Colloquium is a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments and trends in plastics technology and to network with colleagues and industry experts. It is the perfect opportunity to expand knowledge, gather new ideas and explore potential partnerships and business opportunities.

The Colloquium links research and industry - it is led by renowned experts who have extensive scientific and industrial experience in plastics engineering and will be happy to share their knowledge and experience with participants. Participants will once again experience a variety of lectures, discussions and guided tours, all designed to present innovations and the latest developments in plastics technology.

Present your company at the industry trade show

In 2024, in addition to the lecture programme, our visitors can look forward in particular to the industry trade show, which will run for the entire duration of the colloquium. Around 50 companies from the plastics industry will be presenting their products and services. The International Plastics Technology Colloquium of the IKV offers the ideal setting to expand networks and strengthen business relationships. The industrial exhibition is open to all companies. Find out all about bookable packages, opportunities and prices here.

International Colloquium Plastics Technology 2022

A recap of the 31st international Colloquium in 2022

The International Colloquium on Plastics Engineering 2022 focused on sustainability. Hydrogen economy and plastic recycling were the overarching topics of the plenary speeches. The orientation of the theme sessions was much more concrete - keynote speakers and IKV scientists demonstrated new research findings in various areas, from additive manufacturing and digitization to welding and joining techniques.

Already in his opening speech, Prof. Christian Hopmann made it clear that - not only in the plastics industry - all signs point to crisis. The industry is confronted with massive problems in energy supply and supply bottlenecks, and this at a time when the previous corona crisis has not even been overcome to the end. The long-standing shortage of skilled workers also continues to cause problems for companies. Therefore, it is all the more urgent to come together within the industry and jointly seek solutions. The colloquium, as a networking platform, offered an excellent starting point for this. 600 participants came to Aachen on September 7th and 8th to participate in lectures and discussions and to develop sustainable strategies.


>> Read the follow-up report here