37th Engelberg Polymer Technology Seminar

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37th Engelberg Polymer Technology Seminar

The 37th Engelberg Polymer Technology Seminar, organized by the Institute of Polymer Technology (LKT), was a highly anticipated event that provided a platform for researchers, professors, and industry experts to exchange knowledge, ideas, and insights on the latest trends and advancements in the field of polymer technology.

The seminar included presentations from experts in the field, including professors from various universities and researchers from different companies. One of the unique features of the seminar was the participation of former employees of the institute, who shared their latest research and developments in polymer technology.

Dr.-Ing. Tobias Beiß, Head of Product Development at PolyMerge GmbH, and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Seefried, from the Institute for Materials Handling and Plastics at Chemnitz University of Technology, are former employees of the institute who presented on process selection for plastic welding and plastics technology in Chemnitz, respectively. Their presentations highlighted the institute’s commitment to research and development and the impact of its research on the industry.

The seminar also included presentations from scientific assistants from the institute. Sandra Greiner, M.Sc., presented on the significance of geometry-dependent exposure temperatures for laser sintering of nunststones. Florian Tomiak, M.Sc., presented on processing stability and fire protection effect of expanded graphite-filled material systems. Lisa-Maria Wittmann, M.Sc., presented on the potential of two-layer films for the extension of material portfolio in thermoforming.

The seminar also featured presentations from experts in the industry. Christoph Wolf, from Advanced Material and Manufacturing at Vitesco Technologies GmbH, presented on the industrial application of engineering plastics in electromobility. Dr. Nicolaus Rehse, Technical Project Manager at COLLIN Lab & Pilot Solutions GmbH, presented on extrusion in modern battery production.

The event was a valuable opportunity for participants to network, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest advancements in polymer technology. The success of the seminar can be attributed to the efforts of the organizers, including the team of experts and former employees of the institute. The 37th Engelberg Polymer Technology Seminar demonstrated the importance of continuous research and development in the field of polymer technology and the impact of the institute’s research on the industry.

Rebeca Natale, M.Eng.

Institute of Polymer Technology