Colloquium archive

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28. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2019

Simulation in plastics technology


Simulation in plastics technology has become an indispensable tool in the design of tools and components in order to make the best possible use of the material's potential. Renowned scientists from industry and academia will present topics such as: current developments in the field of powder injection moulding, virtual permeability determination or the evaluation of the reliability of composites.

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27. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2018

Print & Coat - Polymers in Printing and Coating Technologies 


At the 28th Plastics Colloquium everything revolved around polymers in printing and coating technologies. The participants learned about the possibilities that plastics open up, for example in generative manufacturing or for new application processes for the following topics: Additive manufacturing: trends and future developments, new materials for 3D printing processes, smart coatings - innovative concepts in coating technology, design and functionality of printed components, characterisation of surfaces and coatings.

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26. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2017

Innovative injection moulding technology - trends and current developments 


The 26th Leoben Plastics Colloquium focused on innovative injection moulding technology with its trends and current developments, starting with embedding in Industry 4.0, new possibilities in simulation through to innovative special processes and surface inspection. The main topics were: the injection moulding process in the environment of Industry 4.0, integrative injection moulding simulation, elastomer injection moulding, surfaces and interfaces, special processes.

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25. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2016

Plastics-compatible component development - from material to product


The focus of the 25th Leoben Plastics Colloquium was on plastic components, with topics ranging from the process chain of plastics-compatible and efficient component development to innovative recycling options: From requirements profile to material, reliable material performance - test methods for efficient material characterisation, material modelling, component design and component testing, prototyping and 3D printing, innovative recycling strategies.

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24. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2015

Colloquium Plastics Processing GRL 75 on the occasion of the 75th birthday of em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn. Günter Rüdiger Langecker


This special colloquium in honour of em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn. Langecker - full professor of the Chair of Plastics Processing from 1989 to 2006 - was dedicated to plastics processing. The doctors, who earned their doctorates under em.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-techn. Langecker, gave topical lectures from science and industry on the topics of extrusion, injection moulding, compounding and simulation.

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23. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2014

Highly efficient composites


By focusing on polymer technology issues at the 23rd Plastics Colloquium, all facets of lightweight construction were addressed, ranging from current research and development as well as trends to application examples. As a basis for an interesting exchange of information, renowned experts from industry and research were invited to illuminate this spectrum in detail in the following thematic focal points: From manufacture to automated processing, processing suitable for materials, recognising material performance and implementing it in the component, resource conservation in component manufacture and in the use phase, economic efficiency and life cycle analysis.

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22. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2013

Surfaces and interfaces in polymer technology 


The 22nd Leoben Plastics Colloquium dealt with "Surfaces and Interfaces in Polymer Technology". This covered a broad spectrum from scientific research to trends and technological developments in domestic and foreign industry, taking into account aspects of polymer chemistry, plastics engineering and composite technology. As a basis for an interesting exchange of information, renowned experts from industry and research were invited to give lectures on the following thematic focal points, among others: activation and functionalisation of polymer surfaces, characterisation of surfaces and interfaces, coatings with special functionality, interface phenomena in plastics processing, multilayer systems in plastics technology, multifunctional surfaces and interfaces in composite materials.

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21. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2012

Success through compounding


At the 21st Plastics Colloquium, a broad arc was drawn along the process chain in the field of compounding, from scientific research to trends and technological developments in industry. In particular, the question of how to successfully develop and produce materials with compounding and place them successfully on the market was addressed. Thematically, the colloquium covered the following focal points: modification of fillers, process technology, inline quality assurance, customised property profiles, innovative applications.

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20. Leobener Polymer Colloquium 2011

Polymer lightweight construction 


At the 20th LKK, all facets of polymer lightweight construction were addressed, ranging from current research and development as well as trends to application examples. As a basis for an interesting exchange of information, renowned experts from industry and research were invited to shed more light on this spectrum in the following thematic focal points: Processing of thermoplastic composites, processing of thermoset composites, long-term behaviour and fatigue strength, constructive lightweight construction, lightweight construction in application.

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