About the International Symposium on Plastics Technology

Lateral thinkers from all over the world are invited to the 2nd International Symposium on Plastics Technology by IKV and PPS - Polymer Processing Society. The scientific symposium will take place in Aachen from 5 to 6 September 2022. It 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 in 2022 for the 31st time and has always been distinguished by its industrial relevance. 

Main topics

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

International scientific perspectives and practice-oriented research results

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.

Researchers at universities and in the development departments of industrial companies worldwide are invited to submit their contributions on the topics of additive manufacturing, circular economy/recycling, lightweight technology, plastics industry 4.0/digitisation, injection moulding and extrusion/compounding/rheology to shape the Symposium programme. IKV is full of anticipation for the contributions that will follow the call for papers and expects a very large response, so that visitors can once again expect an extremely diverse lecture programme with scientific contributions from all over the world. All contributions will go through a review process beforehand, in which a broadly diversified and internationally staffed Scientific Committee will ensure that the content and methods presented meet high scientific quality standards.

We are looking forward to an inspiring event - we cordially invite you to experience the 2nd Symposium on Plastics Technology and to enter into an intensive discourse together!

Find out more about Aachen here and get inspired for your visit.

Hand in your abstract

The submission of abstracts and papers is exclusively online and via a template. Click here to access our online application tool.

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Scientific Committee

A renowned international Scientific Committee will ensure that the content and methods presented meet high scientific quality standards. Take a look at the members of the committee.

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Tickets to the Symposium

Ticket Total fee Membership fee PPS (already included)**
No membership (neither IKV nor PPS)
Regular Ticket 410 € 110 $ [1]
Student ticket (including full membership PPS) 315 € 110 $ [2]
Student ticket (including student membership PPS) 245 € 25 $ [2]
Already member (IKV or PPS)
Member ticket (member IKV Sponsors' Association) 320 € -
Member ticket (member PPS) 320 € -
Student ticket (member PPS) 225 € -

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. The fee for the PPS membership will be invoiced to you separately by the PPS. From IKV you will receive an invoice for [1] 320 € / [2] 225 €.

*Students include PhD candidates, or students in Master's and Bachelor's programmes.
** PPS membership fee is to be paid by credit card directly to PPS.

Heinz Dersch, M.A.

IKV Academy +49 241 80-93811 heinz.dersch@ikv.rwth-aachen.de

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 Moulding
  • Plastics Industry 4.0 / Digitisation
  • 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.

>> Submit paper

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, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research 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. Roberto Pantani, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy
  • 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:
      29th October 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 feeMembership fee PPS (already included)
        No membership (neither IKV nor PPS)
        Regular ticket410 €110 $
        Student ticket (including full membership PPS)315 €110 $
        Student ticket (including student membership PPS)245 €25 $
        Already member (IKV or PPS)
        Member ticket (member IKV Sponsors' Association)320 €-
        Member ticket (member PPS)320 €-
        Student ticket (member PPS)225 €-

        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:
          29th October 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