The sustainable use of plastics is occupying society, business and politics as rarely before. The plastics industry is experiencing a real paradigm shift: awareness of sustainability has increased, as has the demand for resource-saving alternatives and technologies.
The KUZ is taking this as an opportunity to holistically optimize manufacturing processes and products in plastics processing with regard to their sustainability. In addition to energy efficiency, industrial resource conservation, lightweight construction and miniaturization, circular economy and renewable as well as alternative raw materials are important topics.
With research and industry partners, the KUZ also pursues long-term competence development and orientation for strengthening the plastics industry in order to show sustainable paths in the long term.