13th Rapperswil Plastics Forum

The event offers exciting lectures and expert information from science and industry. During the laboratory presentations you will have the opportunity to get to know current projects on running machines and to have discussions with the IWK staff.

The Rapperswil Plastics Forum will take place on September 6, 2018. In addition to exciting lectures and laboratory presentations, the event offers a good opportunity to meet the Swiss Plastics Community.

Don't miss the exciting laboratory presentations (from 3pm to 6pm in the laboratories in Building 2 and Echwies), which are dedicated to the following topics:

  • Injection moulding/PUR
  • Fibre-reinforced composites/lightweight construction
  • Compounding/Extrusion
  • connection technique
  • Production Engineering Metal
  • Mechanical Systems






12:30 Arrival of guests; Welcome coffee

13:00 Welcome
Prof. Alex Simeon, Vice Rector aF&E, HSR

13:10 Expert lectures

R&D projects and new training in injection moulding/PUR
Prof. Dr. Frank Ehrig, Institute Director IWK

Hot runner technology for demanding plastics
Dr. Stefan Sommer, Technical Assistant to the Management Board,
GÜNTHER Hot Runner Technology GmbH

Premium packaging in the area of tension of the new market requirements
Jana Walker, Managing Director, Swiss Prime Pack AG

Sustainable Fiber Composites
Prof. Dr. Gion Andrea Barandun, Head of Fiber Composites / Lightweight Construction, IWK

Highlights from the compounding/extrusion sector
Prof. Daniel Schwendemann,
Head of Compounding/ Extrusion, IWK

Swiss Plastics Platform - targeted to important information
Dr. Matthias Baldinger, Co-Founder, Additively AG

15:00 Laboratory Presentations and Short Lectures

18:00 Walk to the harbour basin Rapperswil

18:30 Lake cruise with aperitif riche mooring Rapperswil

20:30 End of the event at the Rapperswil landing stage


Get to know the Swiss Plastics Platform

The Swiss Plastics Platform is the digital meeting place for everyone working with plastics - for the exchange during 365 days a year. Find out how you can use the platform for yourself - at the presentation by Matthias Baldinger or at the booth during the Laboratory Presentations.