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The Team

At present, the Institute of Polymer Technology employs about 20 people in the scientific and about 20 people in the technical and organizational area.

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Career

We are researching the issues of the future today to find new solutions.

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Research

The research areas include the areas of additive manufacturing, light construction and FRP, materials and processing as well as joining technology and tribology.

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Teaching

The Institute of Polymer Technology offers lectures, internships, seminars and excursions on the professional profile of the mechanical engineer.

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News

The Institute of Polymer Technology regularly publishes news regarding events, newsletters and press releases as well as job offers.

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We proudly announce the foundation of the new network “Textile PET in technical applications” together with the consulting company EurA AG as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. The network aims at producing new technical plastic products from recycled textiles.

Category: Research

In the 20th year of the Rapid.Tech 3D, taking place in Erfurt, the additive manufacturing department at LKT took the opportunity to present recent work in the fields of laser-based powder bed fusion and highly filled metal feedstocks for fused filament fabrication.

Category: conference

LKT took part in the event Girls’Day, hosted at FAU. By attending a talk about the recycling of polymers and two supporting experiments, the pupils gained first-hand insights into the significance of polymers and their applications in daily life.

Category: event, MINT, pupils