Project on the plasma coating
The German Raw Materials Efficiency Prize is awarded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) for outstanding products, processes and research results, through which, thanks to new, intelligent processes, particularly efficient use can be made of raw materials. Under this aspect, a jury headed by the German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA) has nominated for the award the project PECVD gas barrier coating of reusable PET bottles, in which the working group for plasma and surface technology at IKV is carrying out joint research with project partner, KHS Corpoplast GmbH. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the collaborative research centre SFB-TR87 as a so-called transfer project.
IKV to build Smart Factory
On 16 December 2019, the Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University was informed that approval had been given for further construction to be carried out at IKV's site in Aachen Melaten. By the year 2022, the "Plastics Innovation Centre 4.0" (PIC 4.0) will be built at Seffenter Weg – a completely interconnected research and development environment occupying a total area of 4,200 square metres. The cost of the project will be 19.5 million euros, to be funded by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
30th International Colloquium Plastics Technology
the year 2020 will be an anniversary year in three respects for the IKV - Institute for Plastics Processing in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University: RWTH Aachen University celebrates its 150th anniversary, IKV will celebrate its 70th birthday and it will be the thirtieth time it stages the International Colloquium Plastics Technology – on 11 - 12 March 2020 in the Eurogress Aachen.