Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig

Your developmentpartner in plastics technology

The Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig gGmbH (KUZ) sees itself as a modern research institute that acts sustainably with a view to the future. With our know-how and diverse expertise, we conduct targeted trend and innovation research to serve current industry requirements.

Our research focuses on lightweight construction, functionalization, miniaturization as well as technology and innovation research for plastics technology solutions. The focus is on optimizing processes and products in terms of their resource and energy efficiency, which are important for long-term sustainable research. Research activities in the field of plastics industry 4.0, artificial intelligence and applied digitalization have recently been added. The KUZ is active in various networks and research associations in order to promote and exploit the synergy potential of nationwide professional networking.

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KUZ News and latest information

04. September 2023

In focus: sustainability in plastics processing

The symposium "In Focus: Sustainability", on November 7/8, 2023, is dedicated to the potential of efficient technologies and processes for sustainable plastics processing. From the material to the finished product, potential savings will be highlighted, which can and should be used in an ecologically and economically profitable way. The organizer is the Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig (KUZ).

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21. August 2023

Future topics at the Fakuma trade show booth

Four main exhibits provide an insight into the focus topics of miniaturization, digitalization/KI, electrical testing and the circular economy.

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19. June 2023

Junior Engineer Academy – Research as a favorite subject

STEM-enthusiastic young people from Leipzig schools are on a discovery tour at the KUZ as part of the Junior Engineer Academy.

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Support association – Shareholder of the KUZ

The support association for the Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig e. V. was founded in 1991 and is the sole shareholder of Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig gGmbH. The purpose of the support association is to promote science and research at the KUZ as a non-profit institute of plastics technology.