30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology

Due to current events: In view of current developments regarding coronavirus, the IKV decided on 2 March to postpone the International Colloquium Plastics Technology from 11 – 12 March 2020 in Aachen. Instead, the event will take place from 9 – 10 September 2020. The International Symposium on Plastics Technology on 10 March, which was scheduled in advance of the colloquium, will also be postponed to an alternative date on 8 September 2020

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.


The 30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology will take place 9 - 10 September 2020.

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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For the first time in Aachen

On 8 September, the day before the colloquium, the IKV will host the International Symposium on Plastics Technology with contributions from researchers from 14 countries.

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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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Ticket prices and registration for the Colloquium

Price Ticket category Tickets
980 € Ticket for members of the IKV Sponsors' Association Book ticket here
1280 € Ticket for non-members Book ticket here
480 € University members Book ticket here
80 € Beer colloquium Book ticket here
0 € Accreditation for press representatives Book ticket here

Combined tickets: Symposium and Colloquium

Price Ticket category Tickets
1384 € Combined ticket Symposium and Colloquium for members of the IKV Sponsors' Association Book ticket here
1674 € Combined ticket Symposium and Colloquium for non-members Book ticket here
864 € 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.

Hotel rooms

For overnight stays during the colloquium a contingent of hotel rooms is available to the participants via the aachen tourist service e.v..

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