The upcoming K 2013 trade show in Dusseldorf, Germany will feature a new Science Campus, intended to close the gap between science and industry.
“Cooperation between academic institutions and commercial enterprises are an important contribution to the competitive edge of almost every segment of the industry,” the K press office said in a statement. “For the first time, 16 universities, institutes and agencies will come together in Hall 7.0 of the exhibition area in Düsseldorf to present pioneering technologies and solutions for central challenges faced by the plastics and rubber industry.”
The Science Campus will also be the scene of a communication and discussion forum, where hosts will discuss topical issues that concern the entire industry such as surfaces (functional scope and processes); functional integration (materials and processes); light-weight engineering (structural materials and processes); material cycles (renewable resources, biopolymers, recycling); and scientific education.
The following academic institutions will be present at the Science Campus of K 2013:
- Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe (renewable resources agency)
- Fraunhofer institutes
- Applied Optics and Precision Engineering – IOF
- Applied Polymer Research- IAP
- Structural Durability and System Reliability- LBF
- Chemical Technology – ICT
- Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology – IGB
- Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut – WKI
- Laser Technology - ILT
- Process Engineering and Packaging – IVV
- Mechanics of Materials – IWM
- Darmstadt University – Institute for Polymer Engineering
- RWTH Aachen – Institute of Plastics Processing
- Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research
- Technical University Dresden – Institute for lightweight engineering and polymer engineering
- Stuttgart University – Institute for Polymer Engineering
The K 2013 show will run from Wednesday, 16 October until 23 October, 2013, and will feature approximately 3,100 exhibitors from 60 countries.