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.

International Symposium on Plastics Technology

International Symposium on Plastics Technology

On the day before the colloquium, the IKV will host the International Symposium on Plastics Technology on 7 September, with 36 contributions by international researchers.

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Programme

  • 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

Speakers

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

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Ticket prices and registration for the Colloquium

Price Ticket category Tickets
780 € Ticket for members of the IKV Sponsors' Association Book ticket here
1080 € Ticket for non-members Book ticket here
280 € University members Book ticket here
0 € Accreditation for press representatives Book ticket here

Combined tickets: Symposium and Colloquium

Price Ticket category Tickets
1225 € Combined ticket Symposium and Colloquium for members of the IKV Sponsors' Association Book ticket here
1515 € Combined ticket Symposium and Colloquium for non-members Book ticket here
705 € Combined ticket Symposium and Colloquium for university members Book ticket here

Book your participation in the Colloquium and the International Symposium on Plastics Technology with the combined ticket and save 20% on the admission price to the Colloquium.

Heinz Dersch, M.A.

Event management +49 241 80-93811 akademie@ikv.rwth-aachen.de

Do you have any questions about booking the event? Then I look forward to your message.

Review of the Colloquium 2018 in pictures