Green electricity for the KUZ
KUZ is committed to science education for the youngest children
On the initiative of the Chemistry Teacher Training Center of the University of Leipzig, the KUZ supported the further training of elementary school teachers on September 16, 2020. For many years, there has been a cooperation in the further training of chemistry teachers, so far mostly of the high school level. This year, 18 elementary school teachers from Saxony gathered to gain insight into the world of plastics, plastics processing and also the current discussion on plastics and sustainability.
Research project: ReUp-3D-Printwaste
The research project "ReUp-3D-Printwaste", funded by the BMWi, started at the KUZ. As the short title already suggests, the project is dedicated to the recycling as well as the qualitative upgrading of printing waste by means of suitable chemical additives in order to be able to reuse them in the 3D printing sector.
KUZ wins the Family Friendliness Award of the City of Leipzig 2021
On June 18, 2021, the KUZ, represented by its managing director Dr. Thomas Wolff, was honored to receive the Family Friendliness Award of the City of Leipzig 2021 in the category "Special Award for an IHK Company". An independent jury selected the 6 award winners in different categories from over 100 submissions.
Implant developments in the micro range for medical technology
The aim of the RESPONSE transfer project is to implement medical and medical technology innovations using the manufacturing methods of microplastics technology. In particular, the requirements of product development and approval processes are taken into account. To this end, on the one hand, in the field of microextrusion, solutions for material-flexible small-volume production are being developed for the extruder die and for process control. On the other hand, in the field of micro injection molding, exemplary process chains for injection molded micro parts are designed.
Digitalization / AI in plastics processing
The megatrend toward digital transformation has also arrived in the plastics industry. In the course of digitization and through the use of artificial intelligence, it should be possible to make production processes more sustainable, i.e. more cost- and resource-efficient. But for small and medium-sized companies in particular, the question often arises: How much effort does this transformation entail and is it really worth going down this path in the end?