IVW and T.Michel Launch Cooperation in Lightweight Construction and Composite Technology


Two unique partners, Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) and T. Michel Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG, have joined forces to create a groundbreaking unit for future product developments in lightweight constructionand composite technology for particle foam applications. This collaboration offers industrial customers a seamless development platform – from basic research to the production process. It enables significantly more efficient and practical product creation and industrialization.


The cooperation aims to combine the innovative strengths of both companies, setting new standards in the industry. Customers benefit from the combined expertise and comprehensive knowledge of both partners, revolutionizing the development and implementation of new products.


"We look forward to close cooperation and many exciting projects that will emerge from this partnership. This collaboration provides us with the opportunity to combine our strengths and thus elevate product development in lightweight and composite technology to a new level," said Thorsten Michel and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Neumeyer.



About T. Michel Formenbau GmbH & Co. KG:

T. Michel Formenbau is a leading company in lightweight construction and composite technology, with a special focus on particle foam applications. The company is known for its innovative strength and practical solutions.


About IVW:

The Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) is a renowned research institution specializing in basic research and development in composite material technology. IVW is known for its outstanding research and close collaboration with the industry.


Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Thomas Neumeyer

Research Director Manufacturing Science & Manager Molding & Joining Technologies

Special expertise: Fiber-reinforced composites polymer foams, special injection molding processes, additive manufacturing with plastics, sustainability aspects and their quantitative assessment

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