Plastic Engineering Day 2020

Are you a student with an interest in plastic materials, technology and career in the plastics industry? Join us on Plastic Engineering Day 2020 at NAVITAS, Aarhus University on Thursday, October 29.

Technical talks, material exhibition and award show

The event combines talks from some of the leading companies in the plastics industry with a materials fair. Lastly, the PROJECT PLASTIC-contestants will present their projects, and the winners will be selected.

You will have the opportunity to connect with representatives from various companies in the plastics industry.

Some will present their newest materials, products, and innovations, others will focus on opportunities to collaborate – whether it be on a project, internship, or current as well as future career opportunities.

Meet the following companies:

  • Plastcom A/S
  • Plixxent A/S
  • Coloplast
  • Grundfos
  • CemeCon Scandinavia A/S
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Stäubli Tec-Systems
  • AddiFab Aps
  • SAXE Hansen A/S
  • Ensinger Danmark A/S
  • Schoeller-Plast A/S
  • Rettenmaier Denmark
  • Molytex A/S
  • Strenometer ApS
  • Rinco Ultrasonics
  • Englmayer A/S
  • Controlled Polymers A/S
  • Polykemi ApS Danmark
  • Distrupol
  • Biesterfeld Nordic
  • Stepotech ApS
  • HN Group A/S
  • ALBIS PLASTIC Scandinavia
  • Erteco

Program – morning – 9:00-12:00

Plastic fair for plastic companies from The Danish Plastics Federation (Plastindustrien) and students. Presentations from:

Erteco Rubber and Plastics: Metal Replacement by High-Performance Plastics. Presenter: Edwin Groothuis, Country Manager

Biesterfeld Nordic DK: Technical materials.
Presenter: Johnny Bjarnholt-Olsen, Sales Director

Plixxent: Polyurethane – A part of your everyday life, v. Kenneth Søborg, Key Account Manager og Jakob Bøgholm, Senior R&D Project Manager

Albis: Recycled carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics for a more sustainable and lightweight product. Presenter: Tobias Klopfleisch, Head of Technical Service & Application Development

Lunch is served- 12:00-13:00 (free for students with a meal ticket, see below)

Program – afternoon – 13:00-15:30

The fair continues. Presentations from:

DTU, Department of Mechanical Engineering: Integration of additive manufacturing dies in polymer profile extrusion.
Presenter: Guido Tosello, (Associate Professor), DTU, Section of Manufacturing Engineering.

Molytex: Engineering plastics to high performance.
Presenter: Jacob Clemen, Sales Engineer

13:50 – 14:10: Coffee break

Letbek A/S: Recycled ocean plastic waste and circularity. Presenter: Torben Haahr Madsen, Key Account Manager

14:35 – 15:10: Project Plastic nominees present their projects – participants vote

15:10 – 15:30: Jury votes

15:30: The winner of Project Plastic 2020 is announced

Get your travel expenses refunded

Students traveling from other cities/universities in Denmark can have travel expenses refunded (provided that you use a low-cost option such as KombardoEkspressen). We are planning to arrange a bus for DTU students from Copenhagen to Aarhus in the morning.

Please email your receipts along with your name, CPR, and university after the event to Anne Louise Madsen,

Coronavirus-note: We are close contact with the safety staff at Aarhus University to ensure that we at the event meets the applicable guidelines issued by the authorities in terms of cleanliness, catering, and distance and space conditions.

Sign up for the event

When signing up, you will receive an email with a lunch voucher.
Save the email and show it during the day to get a free sandwich.

Why participate in Plastic Engineering Day?

  • Learn about interesting and extreme cases of the different plastic materials make in the Danish plastic industry

  • Get a unique opportunity to strengthen your network and talk to exciting companies

  • The opportunity to help find PROJECT PLASTIC winners

  • Plenty of possibilities of asking your plastic questions to the industry’s materials experts

It all takes place at Aarhus University (to be specified) on Thursday, October 29. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Be a part of PROJECT PLASTIC 2020

Have you worked on an interesting project about plastics as part of your degree – or are you about to? Then you can sign up for PROJECT PLASTIC 2020 with the opportunity to win 25.000 DKK.

Read more here! >