IKV, the Institute of Plastics Processing at RWTH Aachen University, is Europe-wide the biggest research and education institute engaged in the field of plastics processing enjoying outstanding reputation.

More than 300 staff are employed in finding solutions to problems connected with processing, materials technology and part design in the plastics and rubber industries. IKV's close contacts with industry and science, together with its outstanding facilities, enable cutting-edge research in plastics technology and ensure that students benefit from a comprehensive, practically oriented course of study. Plastics engineering graduates from IKV are thus sought-after experts in industry.

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In organisational terms, IKV is divided up into the four specialist departments of Injection Moulding, Extrusion and Rubber Technology, Part Design and Materials Technology, and Composites and PU Technology. The Institute also takes in the Centre for Analysis and Testing of Plastics, and the Training and Further Education department.

IKV is run by an Association of Sponsors, which currently has a membership of about 240 plastics companies from all over the world.

Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann is Head of the Institute and Managing Director of the Association of Sponsors. He also holds the Chair of Plastics Processing at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University.

For further Information please visit:

Questions concerning the programme
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Theunissen
Head of Department Injection Moulding
Telephone: +49 (0) 241 80-93827

Questions concerning organisation and exhibition
Sigrid Hillebrand M.A.
Organisation IIMC
Telephone: +49 (0) 241 80-93877