Call for papers: IKV International Symposium on Plastics Technology

In spring 2020, the IKV – Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University will hold an International Symposium on Plastics Technology in Aachen, and invites scientists from all over the world to submit papers. The scientific symposium will be held entirely in English on 10 March 2020, the day before the IKV Colloquium. IKV is calling for abstracts for papers or suggestions for posters in English for initial appraisal by 15 May 2019.

The key topics at the event will be additive manufacturing, extrusion, circular economy, Plastics Industry 4.0, lightweight technologies, and injection moulding. Abstracts on these topics may be submitted. An international scientific committee will decide whether the submitted proposal is accepted. The subsequently submitted full papers will be edited by a scientific committee and published in a special issue by the Springer Verlag. Posters will be shown in an accompanying poster presentation.

The Symposium will bring together scientists and experts from all over the world who are involved in the future of plastics. The scientific program will cover the latest findings in polymer science and technology. Indeed, the event offers a unique forum to learn, participate and network with the leading minds from science and industry. Professor Christian Hopmann, the head of IKV who will host the Symposium, is convinced that „the quality and diversity of the discussions within a broad scientific public will – not least – generate new ideas and promote international exchange between science and industry.“

The International Symposium on Plastics Technology on 10 March 2020 will lead up to the 30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology, which will take place on 11 and 12 March 2020, also in Aachen. Whereas the Symposium will focus on the presentation of papers from international scientists, the IKV Colloquium will present the entire range of current IKV research. Further information on the contents and deadlines can be found at: