Trend topics

Together with Swiss research institutes, we have identified the following trend topics as the areas, which offer the biggest potential for innovation in the coming years. Follow the topics relevant to you and get weekly your personal “news from the world of plastics” with interesting application examples, videos, events and much more.

Polymer engineering

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Efficiency

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Quality

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Metal substitution and hybrid technology

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Intelligent manufacturing of complex components

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New material and surface characteristics

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Additive manufacturing for components and mold making

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Clean room manufacturing

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Exploring new avenues in plastics recycling

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Multicomponent technology

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Bioplastics

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Big Data and machine learning in Industry 4.0

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Cooperation in networks

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Lean operation and automation for Industry 4.0

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Lightweight construction

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Lightweight construction using fiber composite technology

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Functional integration

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Life cycle management

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Out-of-the-box topics

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Successfully mastering the new EU packaging directive

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Virtual development and simulation

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Micro- & nanotechnology

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The microplastics challenge

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Blockchain in the plastics industry

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Cross-linking plastics

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Design for plastics recycling

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Process integration

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