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

28. March 2024

Symposium: Digitalization / AI in plastics processing  

On 4 and 5 June 2024, the Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig (KUZ) is hosting the "Digitalization / AI in Plastics Processing" conference for the third time. The two-day conference is a leading platform for experts from the fields of production, machine technology, services and research and development. The guests use the event to exchange ideas and develop innovative ideas together.

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12. March 2024

SPIN2030 Science Festival - Saxon research inspires

More than 50 research institutes and universities represented Saxony's excellent scientific landscape at the Technische Sammlungen Dresden on March 8 and 9, 2024. The first SPIN2030 science festival attracted 8,000 visitors, who were able to experience Saxony's wide-ranging and diverse research live on five floors, try it out and interact directly with the researchers.

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13. December 2023

Conference "Plastics meets medical technology" combines innovation and practical relevance

The dynamically developing plastics and medical technology markets are facing significant challenges. Factors such as sustainability, digitalization and demographic change are having a significant impact on corporate decisions. How are these two sectors reacting to the current changes and what benefits can companies derive from these developments?

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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.

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