SKZ Das Kunststoff-Zentrum

Frankfurter Str. 15-17, 97082 Würzburg
Telephone +49 931 4104-0
Fax +49 931 4104-177


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K 2016 hall map (Hall 10): stand H15

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K 2016 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 04  Services for the plastics and rubber industrie
  • 04.03  Trade associations

Trade associations

  • 04  Services for the plastics and rubber industrie
  • 04.06  Science and consulting

Our products

Product category: Science and consulting

Testing and Quality Assurance

As a testing laboratory accredited by DAP in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025 we provide testing services for plastics and plastic products in accordance with national and international standards.

We are a type-A inspection board accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17020 ensuring the quality of production processes and supervising building sites. Many other organizations at home and abroad have recognized us in this capacity.
Examples of foreign organizations that recognize SKZ test certificates are:

DTI (Denmark), ETA (Denmark), INSTAL (Poland), OFI (Austria), SII (Israel), SITAC (Sweden), SP (Sweden), SVGW (Switzerland), TGM (Austria), VTT (Finland)

Referring to the wide range of pipes we have been authorized by the Australian certification authority QAS to carry out tests in accordance with Australian standards.

In North America we closely work together with the Canadian testing laboratory Jana Laboratories in Toronto which is accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025.

In addition to testing and approval services for plastics and plastic products we also concentrate our activities on product certification. At present we are striving to be accredited as a product certification authority in accordance with DIN EN 45011.

In the field of construction SKZ has been recognized as “PÜZ” board (“Prüfung, Überwachung, Zertifizierung” = TIC, Testing, Inspection, Certification) by various authorities for a wide range of products.

Besides the main services we also offer damage analysis and expert reports. In addition, we provide services for product analysis, process analysis and business analysis. (German Accreditation System for Testing GmbH)

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Product category: Science and consulting

Research and Development

Our research and development focuses on technologies that have the greatest influence on plastic products: Compounding (material development), injection moulding and extrusion, joining, component properties as well as the economic and ecological valuation of plastic products and processes.

We have chosen our key activities so that the entire process chain is taken into consideration. Besides the measures relevant for quality assurance and the simulation of sub-processes, analyses and assessments of entire life cycles are granted.

We have state-of-the-art machines and laboratory equipment, fit for use, at our disposal on almost 10,000 sqm, in order to optimise preparation, manufacturing, and subsequent treatment processes as well as to test materials.

Getting ahead faster: automation on a scale close to production
The key activities are:
- Developing new high-performance basic materials made of
thermoplastics, thermoplastic elastomers, or composite materials such as nanocomposites, functional materials, wood-plastic composites, as well as developing and optimising processes to manufacture the respective products .
- Accelerated development of customised functional materials as well as process optimisation by using intelligent measuring methods, collection and interpretation of process data, and simulation Questions regarding colouration and colour/visual appearance of plastic products (process optimisation, developing new testing methods).
- Developing new applications and technologies: zero-defect production, production of composite components, reducing the number of process steps (e.g. by means of direct treatment).
- Analysing and increasing economic efficiency of processes and products as well as assessing sustainability.

Thinking ahead: progress through cooperation
We are open for industry commissions, bi- or multilateral cooperations and publicly funded research projects.

Our experienced employees can find solutions to many of your questions within the frame-work of the Industrial Joint Research (IGF) and other research funding programmes as well.

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About us

Company details

For more than 50 years SKZ has been a partner to the plastics industry. Its areas of activity cover testing and quality assurance of plastic products according to national and international standards, certification and approval of plastic products, consulting, basic and advanced training as well as certification of management systems.

SKZ is one of Europe’s largest accredited and certified institues for quality assurance monitoring over 900 products for more than 400 companies. The company can be seen as an interface between research and industry.

SKZ carries out its own research and development and offers consultancy with turnkey solutions for typical problems concerning plastics. Its long experience has given the SKZ the opportunity to work on problems from such varied sectors as the automotive, medical, packaging, engineering, communication, building and leisure industries. The Research and Development in the six core competences compounding, extrusion, injection moulding, product characteristics, welding and ecology and economy covers a wide range of polymers.

With more than 11 000 participants a year SKZ is the European leader in education and advanced training of specialised and executive personnel for the plastics industry. Mechanical and industrial training are part of our business activity as well as practice-oriented events for merchants, skilled workers, technicians and engineers.

Next to its headquarters in Würzburg SKZ has branches in Halle, Peine and Horb a. Neckar, Germany as well internationally in Dubai, in Iran and in China and employs almost 300 people.

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Company data

Sales volume

20 - 100 Mill. US $

Number of employees

101 - 500



Area of business

Services for the plastics and rubber industries