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

22. April 2023

Festival of the Future: The KUZ as exhibitor at the 1st Leipzig Future Day

Review: The Festival of the Future transformed Leipzig's market square into a colorful spectacle

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10. March 2023

Kindergarten visit to the KUZ - Youngest researchers in search of answers  

Together with the Sustainability Team, the children were able to participate and watch with their own eyes how plastic waste became toys.

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19. December 2022

PUR Forum: Sustainability in PUR processing

On May 4, 2023, the symposium "PUR Forum: Polyurethanes and Sustainability" will take place. This year's event is dedicated to sustainability - a topic that is also coming into focus in the polyurethane industry. The annual symposium is regarded as an established meeting place for PUR experts.

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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.