About the International Symposium on Plastics Technology

Lateral thinkers from all over the world are invited to the 2ndInternational Symposium on Plastics Technology by IKV and PPS - Polymer Processing Society.

The scientific symposium offers those being curious about cutting edge plastics technology an inspiring forum for exchange on research and innovation to discuss urgent questions and latest findings, to network and to experience impulses for the future of plastics technology. It forms a symbiosis with the International Colloquium Plastics Technology, which will take place on 16 and 17 March 2022 for the 31st time and has always been distinguished by its industrial relevance. 

Connecting the Symposium with the International Colloquium Plastics Technology provides a unique opportunity to experience both international scientific perspectives and practice-oriented research in a concentrated and dense manner. Due to the diversity of the events, the symposium and the colloquium can be booked separately; however, participants at both events benefit from reduced-price combined tickets. 

Main topics

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Circular Economy / Recycling
  • Compounding / Extrusion / Rheology
  • Injection Molding
  • Plastics Industry 4.0 / Digitalization
  • Lightweight Technologies

Tickets to the Symposium

If you are not a member of the PPS yet, the participation fee includes a one-year membership with the PPS. Members of the IKV Sponsors' Association do not need to take out a membership with the PPS. All information on membership of the PPS can be found here.

Ticket Total fee Including membership fee PPS
Regular ticket 410 € 110 $
Student ticket (with full membership PPS) 315 € 110 $
Student ticket (with student membership PPS) 245 € 25 $
Member ticket (IKV Sponsors' Association) 320 € -
Member ticket (PPS) 320 € -
Member ticket (PPS) for students 225 € -

Please note that the conference language is English. There is no translation service.

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.

Combined tickets

Learn more about the International Colloquium Plastics Technology in Aachen. Participants at the Symposium will get a 20% discount on the ticket price.

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Your contribution to the symposium

Frequently asked questions

In the first application phase, you will submit an abstract for a presentation or poster in English, which will be evaluated by an international scientific committee. You will be notified upon acceptance of your submission and provided with further information. 

You can submit articles on the following topics:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Circular Economy / Recycling
  • Compounding / Extrusion / Rheology
  • Injection Molding
  • Plastics Industry 4.0 / Digitalization
  • Lightweight Technologies

If your presentation abstract is accepted by the committee, you will have the opportunity to submit a full paper. The abstract submission is done exclusively via our online platform.

The submitted abstracts for posters and presentations as well as the full-papers are assessed by a renowned international scientific committee.

  • Prof. Clemens Holzer, University Leoben, Austria
  • Prof. Abderrahim Maazouz, INSA, Lyon, France
  • Prof. Paula Moldenaers, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • Prof. Udo Wagenknecht, University Dresden, Germany
  • Prof. Olga Carneiro, University Minho, Portugal
  • Prof. Byung-Ohk Rhee, Ajou University, Korea
  • Prof. Patrick Anderson, TU Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Prof. Shih-Jung Liu, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
  • Prof. Phil Coates, University of Bradford, UK
  • Prof. Rainer Dahlmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany
  • Prof. Christian Hopmann, RWTH Aachen, Germany

No. After the acceptance of your abstract for a presentation it is optional to hand in a full-paper of your research. In case of a positive review, no further fees are due for the publication of the full paper except for the participation fee.

  • The abstract has: ~2,500 characters (including spaces)
  • The full paper has: ~25,000 characters (including illustrations)
  • In the first phase of the application, please submit a short CV together with your abstract.
  • All submitted documents must be in English (British or American, but not mixed). 

    • Deadline for submission of abstracts:
      30th September 2021
    • Announcement of accepted abstracts:
      11th November 2021
    • Deadline for binding registration: 
      31st December 2021
    • Deadline for submission of full papers:
      11th May 2022
    • Announcement of accepted papers:
      7th July 2022

        TicketTotal feeIncluding membership fee PPS
        Regular ticket410 €110 $
        Student ticket (with full membership PPS)315 €110 $
        Student ticket (with student membership PPS)245 €25 $
        Member ticket (IKV Sponsors' Association)320 €-
        Member ticket (PPS)320 €-
        Member ticket (PPS) for students225 €-

        Over 2,000 years of city history meet 60,000 students! Aachen is well known for being home to the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Germany - Aachen Cathedral - and the large number of young people, whom you see wherever you go. 

        Conference venue:

        Eurogress Aachen
        Monheimsallee 52
        52062 Aachen
        Germany

        • Deadline for submission of abstracts for presentations or posters:
          30th September 2021
        • Announcement of accepted abstracts:
          11th November 2021
        • Deadline for binding registrations to the symposium:
          31st December 2021
        • Deadline for submission of full-papers:
          11th May 2022
        • Announcement of accepted papers:
          7th July 2022