Welcome at KTP

For almost 40 years, Kunststofftechnik Paderborn (KTP) has stood for successful research and development of processing methods in the field of plastics and rubber. In our practical and theoretical work we deal, for example, with extrusion, injection molding and welding or bonding of plastics. Similarly, a wide range of material testing is carried out in our laboratories.

In addition to our extensive teaching activities at the University of Paderborn, we support industry with a wide range of services. Furthermore, the KTP develops application-oriented simulation tools in the form of programmed software tools for all areas of the plastics industry.

Chair of the Department

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Elmar Moritzer

Plastics Technology

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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Volker Schöppner

Plastics Processing

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Dr.-Ing. Florian Brüning

Plastics Technology and Plastics Processing

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Anja Eberling

Plastics Technology and Plastics Processing
Room P1.5.11.2
Paderborn University
Pohlweg 47-49
33098 Paderborn

+49 5251 60-2451 Send E-Mail Directions


The KTP currently employs
25 academic staff
8 technical staff
3 administrative staff
and around 45 students


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The new twin screw extruder is running!

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SIGMA User Meeting 2020

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From theory to practice

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The plastics processing method of extrusion is represented in different versions at KTP. The KTP has access to an extensive range of machinery consisting of a portfolio of different extruders and downstream equipment from numerous manufacturers.

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The plastics processing method of compounding is represented in various designs at KTP. We have access to an extensive range of machinery consisting of a portfolio of various co-rotating twin-screw extruders and downstream equipment from numerous manufacturers.

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Additive manufacturing

Together with other chairs in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Kunststofftechnik Paderborn is an integral part of the Direct Manufacturing Research Centre (DMRC). The DMRC focuses on additive manufacturing processes that are used for the production of components, known as direct manufacturing, and have a significant future.

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Injection moulding

Kunststofftechnik Paderborn has been involved in injection moulding, which alongside extrusion is the most widely used plastics processing method, since its foundation. In addition to the conventional 1-component injection moulding process, the special injection moulding processes 2-component composite injection moulding, sandwich injection moulding

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Joining of plastics

The welding of plastics is an integral part of Kunststofftechnik Paderborn. In our own joining laboratory, we deal with a wide variety of problems in the field of established welding processes, such as hot plate, vibration and laser welding, as well as special processes such as microwave or high-frequency welding.

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Teaching in Plastics Technology

The courses from the Department of Polymer Engineering can be taken at Paderborn University in the engineering degree programs. For detailed information, please select summer/winter semester.

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Summer Semester

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Winter Semester

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Job Opportunities

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Zur Beurteilung des Werkstoffverhaltens unter praxisnahen Bedingungen bietet Ihnen die Kunststofftechnik Paderborn im Bereich der Prüftechnik ein umfangreiches Spektrum an verschiedenen Prüfungen an. Je nach Fragestellung unterstützen das KTP Sie mit Prüfverfahren im Bereich Optik, Rheologie, Thermisches Verhalten und mechanisches Verhalten. Beratungen zu Prozess und Schneckenauslegungen sowie eigene Software gehören ebenso zum Repartoir an Dienstleistungen.

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Technische Beratung und Kleinprojekte

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