Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and the Skilled Crafts at RWTH Aachen University

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.

IKV’s research activities comprise the processing of plastics and rubber in the fields of injection moulding, extrusion and rubber technology, part design and materials technology, composites, and polyurethane technology.

IKV’s close contacts with industry and science, to get her with its outstanding facilities, ensure that students benefit from a comprehensive, practically oriented course of study. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Hopmann is Head of the Institute and Managing Director of the Association of Sponsors which includes more than 240 plastics companies from all over the world. He also holds the Chair of Plastics Processing at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University.