IVW at the 39th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-39) in Colombia


Last week, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Neumeyer and Martin Detzel from the Leibniz Institute for Composite Materials (IVW) at the 39th International Conference of the Polymer Processing Society (PPS-39) in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. From May 19 to 23, 2024, more than 400 experts from around the world gathered to discuss the latest advances and innovations in polymer processing.

Martin Detzel, research associate in the processing technology department, presented his research paper entitled “Influence of the Processing Temperature in the Calendaring Process of Staple Fiber Yarns on the Degree of Consolidation and the Thermal Properties” in the “Composites” session. His work highlighted the effects of processing temperature on the degree of consolidation and thermal properties of staple fiber yarns in the calendering process.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Neumeyer gave a highly acclaimed keynote entitled “Processing of polymer bead foams – state of the art, perspectives and trends”. In his speech, he presented the current status, perspectives and trends in the processing of polymer bead foams. He was also actively involved in the conference as a session leader in the “Polymer Foams” symposium.

The scientific exchange with the conference participants from a total of more than 40 countries brought valuable impulses and opened up new opportunities for international cooperation and scientific exchange for IVW.



Martin Detzel

Scientific Staff Press & Joining Technologies

Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Thomas Neumeyer

Research Director Manufacturing Science & Manager Press & 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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