As a non-profit research institution, we attach great importance to the transfer of knowledge and technology from research to industry. To this end, we regularly offer various specialist conferences with thematically different orientations.

Various established event formats that we have developed over the years serve as an effective platform for the exchange of knowledge and ideas on current and future trends in the plastics industry.

Besucher der Fachveranstaltung PUR-Forum auf der Tenne im KUZ.


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PUR Forum: Polyurethanes and sustainability

The annual PUR Forum can look back on a long tradition as a meeting place for the polyurethane industry. Interesting presentations from industry and research enable a broad transfer of knowledge at the KUZ in Leipzig.

In 2023, the PUR Forum will be dedicated to the topic of sustainability, a topic that is also increasingly coming into focus in the PUR industry.

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Versuchstand im KUZ mit dem Roboter zum Ultraschallnieten

06.06. - 07.06.2023

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Digitalization and AI in plastics processing

After the success of the first symposium in 2022, "Digitization and AI in Plastics Processing" is going into the second round.

Intelligent solutions in plastics processing are more important than ever in today's world. With the"Digitalization and AI" series of specialist events, we want to provide insights into current developments in the industry and enter into a valuable exchange with experts.

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GästInnen bei der Fachveranstaltung Kunststoff trifft.

28.06. - 29.06.2023

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Plastics meets electronics

Electrical engineering and electronics (EEE), just like plastics applications, now determine a large part of our everyday lives. For this reason, the KUZ invites you for the second time to the symposium "Plastics meets Electronics". We will devote two days to the latest trends, highlight new possibilities in materials and methodology and, as with every conference in the "Plastics meet...." series, focus on practical applications.

The"Plastics meet..." series of events gives plastics processors the opportunity to expand their portfolio to include new fields of application. This annual event in Leipzig is accompanied by excursions and a trade exhibition. Companies, research institutes and local and national networks present themselves there and are available as discussion partners for the participants.

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Rotes Granulat, dass in und um einer Petrischale gestreut wurde.

26.09. - 27.09.2023

In focus: energy efficiency and sustainability

The conference series "In Focus" is dedicated to changing topics with regard to potentials, applications and limits of specific technologies and materials. Material and machine manufacturers and users give practical presentations on topics ranging from development to process engineering implementation. The exciting series of lectures is supplemented by workshops in the KUZ pilot plants.

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Do you have an exciting topic that fits in with the content of our specialist events and that you would like to present?

Then please register with us as a speaker by naming your topic! You will find the corresponding registration button on the respective conference page.

Or do you have questions about the topic? Then please contact us by phone or e-mail.


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Head of Continuing Education