30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology

Strictly digital: the IKV anniversary colloquium 2020

Look forward to the International Colloquium Plastics Technology, which is taking place for the 30th time this year!
This traditional event, in combination with the International Symposium on Plastics Technology, offers participants a wide variety of future-oriented and practical research highlights from the world of plastics. The format is celebrating its premiere: On a virtual interaction and communication platform, the IKV will present the entire spectrum of its research results live and invite participants to engage in digital and real-time exchanges with experts from research and industry.

Top-level research on the fly

For the first time, expert knowledge from the plastics industry is making its way to you digitally. Instead of the previous two days, the programme will be spread over four days and will start in the afternoon, allowing guests from overseas to participate in comfort. In a total of 15 sessions - each consisting of two specialist lectures and a keynote presentation - you will gain exciting insights into innovative production processes, new methods of product development and future-oriented corporate strategies in plastics technology. In addition, we invite you to participate in five inspiring plenary lectures, which will highlight trends and developments of the future with broad background knowledge and well-founded forecasts. On the day before the colloquium, the IKV will host the International Symposium on Plastics Technology in English with contributions from international scientists in the field of polymer research.

Right in the middle of it all thanks to IKV 360°

On a guided tour you can enter the interior of the IKV-pilot plants and take look at the running machines. You have the opportunity to ask the IKV staff your questions. We willxplain details and are available for discussions.

Digital conversation and networking

During the breaks you can discuss in moderated topic chats, exchange experiences and develop ideas together, find new contacts and maintain old ones at the virtual regulars' table or reminisce in the best-of-beer colloquium - experience how well and relaxed networking can be thanks to digital live technologies. A digital recruiting event, where companies from the IKV network can meet young engineers, completes the programme.


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IKV.Insight: special issue

IKV.Insight: special issue

Read all about the Colloquium 2020 in the IKV.Insight special issue, click to open.

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  • Process-setup in injection moulding by Human-Machine-Interfaces and AI
  • Throughput increase and quality assurance in packaging technology
  • Advanced fluid modelling in rubber processing
  • Precise, reproducible process control for injection moulding
  • Simulative optimisation of mixing and die technology in extrusion
  • New methods for testing and quality assurance of high-perfomance FRP
  • New injection moulding products using melts loaded with blowing agents
  • Integrative simulation methods for optimised injection moulding products
  • Plasma modified barriers and membranes
  • Digital Shadows for data based material and process characterisation
  • Multi scale material modelling for predicting part properties
  • Developments for the resource-efficient production of PET bottles
  • Process and design optimisation in additive manufacturing
  • Increasing precision in injection moulding by controlled solidification
  • Quality features of UD tape-based laminates for forming simulation

Programme information

For more information on the programme, please check our overview of all sessions and plenary lectures.

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Overview of all plenary speakers and chairmen of the 30th Colloquium.

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