Gemeinnützige KIMW Forschungs- GmbH

Mathildenstr. 22, 58507 Lüdenscheid
Telephone +49 2351 1064191
Fax +49 2351 1064190


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K 2016 hall map (Hall 7): stand SC02

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Our range of products

Product categories

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

Our products

Product category: Science and consulting

Products innovations

The Kunststoff-Institut offers a range of valuable assistance when it comes to addressing everyday corporate practice - comprising products, services, software, service and consulting from a single source:

Advisor – for moulding defects affecting thermo- or duroplastic press- and injection-moulded parts and for the initial adjustment of injection moulding machines
PlagiEx – a system for determining authenticity using textured surfaces in the injection mould and authenticity checking of components
K-Advisor – software for systematic and transparent documentation of mould sampling
WinCool – software for cycle time calculation of thermoplastic injection-moulded parts
Various test items
Crack Knacker – a test system for viewing moulding defects on plastic items, stress crack test
Structure plates – DIN A5 sample sheets with different VDI structural classes

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Product category: Science and consulting

Strategic market development

The Kunststoff-Institut supports you in your quest for company- wide strategic market growth, where the emphasis may be on identifying new markets or market segments and/or practical possibilities to reinforce current markets. Here, a targeted analysis of strengths and weaknesses should not only succeed in highlighting prospects for new markets/products but also help ensure or nurture innovative leadership.

Thorough market assessments, with trends and competitive situations included in the analysis. An integrated approach should help ensure existing processes/ sequences are optimized as well as the formation of a strategy.

Strategic market growth topics include:

Analysis of markets, competitors, trends
Analysis of existing processes and assessment of new production processes
Networks and partnerships
Technology scouting, technology transfer
Benchmarking, round robin tests
Quality management

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Product category: Science and consulting

Surface technology for moulded parts

The Kunststoff-Institut supports you in selecting, applying and assessing optimal surface-treatment technologies for moulded parts and tools.

Surface technology for moulded parts

Selection of surface and decorative techniques together with the introduction of new decorative technologies
Process developments and optimisations, process combinations
Symbol and ambient lighting for technical lighting applications
Global installation assessment and equipment design
Process optimisation and minimisation of scrapping
Supplier selection and cost analysis
„Design meets Plastic” – design and technology workshops in the showroom for surface technology Surface Testing Methods
Comprehensive surface testing technology including colour and gloss measurement, contactless roughness and topography measurement, surface energy, scratch and wear resistance, layer thickness measurement (see also test engineering)
Support in creating test standards
Research and development

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About us

Company details

The Kunststoff-Institut fuer die mittelstaendische Wirtschaft NRW GmbH (K.I.M.W.) combines tomorrow’s scientific know-how with today’s production capabilities. Our focus is on increasing the quality and economic efficiency- especially for injection moulded parts made of thermoplastic and thermoset materials. For that reason we offer a number of services for the benefit of our customers.

We put an emphasis on:

maximum competence guaranteed by our qualified and experienced employees as well as our strict quality management systems
prompt execution of all tasks and
strictly keeping in mind the matter of practical application and therefore application-oriented support of our customers.
Our enterprise as a whole has been DIN EN ISO 9001 certified; the laboratory has been accredited to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2000.

The Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid

provides support with the selection, development and optimization of products, moulds and processes in all areas of plastics technology.
emphasizes on increasing the quality and economic efficiency in the plastics industry
was founded in 1988 as an “extended workbench” and is thus one of the most experienced service providers in this field of expertise
is a private-sector service provider supported by an association of shareholders of approximately 230 companies
currently employs a staff of approximately 90 people from various fields of expertise: engineers, technicians, chemists, master craftsmen, secretaries and trainees.
generates an annual turnover of more than nine million Euros.

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