About us

WITH INDUSTRY – for industry
With this claim, the Kunststoff-Zentrum in Leipzig has been carrying out research and development work for the plastics processing and applying industry since June 01, 1960. The KUZ has comprehensive know-how in thermoplastic and polyurethane processing. Processing technologies as well as design and tooling technology are part of our work areas, as are materials development, plastics testing and welding technology.

As a non-profit industry-related research institution, we are an experienced partner for application-oriented research and development, for services related to practical plastics technology issues and for in-service training in plastics technology.

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News from KUZ


The latest information, pictures and a look behind the KUZ doors can be found under News.

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This is us


Learn more about our origins, anchored corporate values and today's strategic direction.

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Synergies through cooperation

Networking with partners from industry and research holds innovation and growth potential for all actors involved. Strengthening common interests through the exchange of experience and cooperation is an important key to success.

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Sustainable research


Research with a sustainable focus offers the opportunity to address socially relevant issues at an early stage and with foresight. Learn more about our sustainable corporate culture and our projects to promote young talent.

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Working at KUZ


For over 60 years, KUZ has been dedicated to research and development projects, individual consulting solutions and adult education. We are looking for motivated employees who are interested in actively shaping our daily business in the future.

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A strong community for the plastics industry

Support association

The support association association and its members benefit from a lively exchange between industry experts on science and research in the network.

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I help you!

Dr.-Ing. Matthias R. Jacob

General Director