We have been connected to the SKZ since 2015 through cooperation with motan campus, the motan training program. A membership with the SKZ makes it possible for us to achieve top positions within a team – to be part of a network, to benefit from excellent contacts and sources of information in the field of plastics, and to promote and realize plastics specific interests and research projects.
“Innovation is definitely much, much more than just having an idea. It is about being able to develop and actual real product from an idea.” - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Bastian (SKZ Institute director)
The Institute of Plastics Processing (IKV) is an innovation driver and research partner for the plastics sector. Extensive know-how and many years of experience in all areas of plastics technology put IKV in a unique position in Germany. The cooperation between IKV and motan-colortronic is diverse. motan-colortronic supports many research projects with loan units and is given advice and support by the IKV when realizing new ideas.
“However pleased we may be about new scientific findings, we are only really happy when they are utilized in practice.” - Professor Christian Hopmann (Institute Head and Chairholder)
Since it was founded, the JKU Linz has been a forerunner for technological innovation. The LIT is renowned for the Linzer art of engineering, networked researchers in different technology departments and faculties, and the LIT stimulates the highest levels of interdisciplinary technical and technological research due to competitive funding. With their lighthouse project LIT Factory, the JKU Linz, in close cooperation with the industry and KMU, established an intelligent Industry 4.0 research plant. Motan-colortronic is also involved in plastics engineering, contributes to the innovative project “LIT Factory” and cooperates with the Institute for Polymer Extrusion and Compounding.
“Without plastics and their constant improvement, our modern society would be impossible”
With more than 3,200 members, VDMA is the largest network organization for mechanical engineering in Europe. The association represents the common economic, technological and scientific interests of this diverse industry. More than 200 companies, including motan-colortronic, are members of the association, covering more than 90 percent of the branch production in Germany. Motan-colortronic has been a VDMA member since 2013, and since 2015 Sandra Füllsack, Managing Director of motan holding, has been a member of the Executive Board of the Sector Association at VDMA.
The Sector Association represents the interests of its members in national and international standardization committees and takes up research impulses from the members’ circle. Current issues are: Industry 4.0, sustainability, 3-D printing, energy efficiency and functional integration.
“Innovation policy can also contribute to innovative medium-sized industrial companies. Cooperative industrial research is jewel of the German innovation system, which needs to be sustainably ‚polished‘.” - Hartmut Rauen, VDMA Deputy Executive Director
Konstanz University of Applied Sciences places a particular emphasis on the research and development of ideas and the implementation thereof. Alongside practical teaching in the multiple laboratories and the variety interdisciplinary courses available, Konstanz University of Applied Sciences also benefits from close professional exchanges with regional companies operating in the plastics technology sector. This includes motan. For several years, motan has maintained an active dialogue with the plastics technology laboratory at the university on the topic of materials handling.
“Our quest is to bring life to the exchange between universities and industry, to benefit from each other and responsibly use plastics technology in this environment.” - Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lazar Bošković (Head of the laboratory for plastics technology)
我们从十多年前开设了专业博客并且持续不断地收录新内容。我们的目标是：通过 mo's Corner 这平台，传播材料处理方面的基础知识。因为我们认为：“教育 [和知识] 不仅为我们创造了新的机会，而且是对未来的投资”1。在此期间，mo’s corner 已经书写了一段成功史。它的成果是：已经用五种语言出版了一本专业书籍、60多篇被国际专业出版社录用的专业著作，开通了在线专业博客，以及 YouTube 频道。令我们高兴的是，这一自由的教育渠道，可以把复杂的材料处理事宜用简洁明了的方式介绍给广大群众。
1引述： Ed Markey
“教育 [和知识] 不仅为我们创造了新的机会，而且是对未来的投资” - Ed Markey