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.

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  • Process set-up in injection moulding through human-machine interfaces and AI
  • Increased throughput and quality assurance in packaging technology
  • Advanced fluid modelling in rubber processing
  • Precise, reproducible process control in injection moulding
  • Simulative optimisation of mixing and tooling technology in extrusion
  • New testing and quality assurance methods for high-performance FRP
  • New injection moulding products using propellant-laden melts
  • Integrative simulation methods for optimised injection moulded products
  • Plasma-modified barriers and membranes
  • Digital shadows for data-based process and material description
  • Multiscale material modelling for the prediction of component properties
  • Developments for the resource-efficient production of PET bottles
  • Process and design optimisation in additive manufacturing
  • Increased precision in injection moulding through controlled solidification
  • Quality characteristics of UD-tape-based laminates for forming modelling

All information on the programme 2022

Take a look back at the agenda of the 31st Colloquium in 2022.

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