If you are interested in learning more about plastics processing's leading edge, and are willing to travel to a charming university city to do so, then you may want to jump at the opportunity next March when Germany's Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) organizes its 26th IKV International Plastics Technology Colloquium. The complete proceedings of the two-day event will be as always interpreted simultaneously into English.
We have sung the praises of the IKV and this event before and with good reason, as typically the developments we have seen there "reappear" a year or two later in some commercial applications. The event draws a good crowd-in 2010 more than 500 experts and 40 exhibitors attended- and is a good opportunity to learn about the cutting edge of plastics processing developments plus to potentially involve your company in the research and subsequent commercial introduction.
Under the motto "Integrative Plastics Technology," the 26th IKV International Plastics Technology Colloquium will take place on March 7-8, 2012 at the Eurogress in Aachen, Germany. The host for the first time will be Professor Christian Hopmann, who took over as head of the IKV from Professor Walter Michaeli in April 2011. The IKV describes "Integrative Plastics Technology" as a combined approach to product development and processing processes. It covers integrative simulation from the determination of material data and the simulation of all process steps, to the prediction of part properties....