Final conference PolyMetal 30 september 2021

Final conference PolyMetal 30 september 2021





Thursday, 30th of September 2021


Venue - HYBRID EVENT (online and onsite)

ONSITE: Montanuniversität Leoben

Franz Josef Strasse 18, 8700 Leoben, Österreich



Information and Contact

DI Renate Reumüller: T:+43 3842 402 8405; E:

Maja Mešl: M:+386 51 315 970; E:


Registration to the Final Conference

Via e-mail to Tuesday, 21th of September 2021


Attendance Fee

The event is free of charge and will be conducted within the project PolyMetal.


Project Partners of PolyMetal

Project Partners


Design flexibility of plastics, but look and feel like metals: PolyMetal successful crossboarder cooperation
September 30th, 2021
Montanuniversität Leoben; online MS-Teams


Final Conference


Final Confrence

The main goal of the project PolyMetal is the transnational cooperation, networking, and joint R&D of SMEs as well as of R&D institutions on the development of polymer-based solutions. Optimized for the specific application, these polymers are capable of replacing stainless steel or aluminum for structurally demanding products in varios fields. In this context, the joint R&D activities are focusing on a promising research area, the development, and processing of cost-efficient, metallic-looking and -feeling polymers. So far, for higher aesthetic value of high-end products, stainless steel, and aluminum are used for the manufacturing of parts of home appliances, lights, sports equipment, etc. For the manufacturing of more complex shapes, the use of metal is technically demanding, expensive, and time consuming.

At the final conference, the results of the successful cross-border collaboration between the research institutions Faculty of Polymer Technology (FTPO), Montanuniversitaet Leoben (MUL), and Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) in cooperation with the industrial partners Gorenje gospodinjski aparati d.o.o., Richard Hiebler GmbH, and Intra lighting d.o.o. will be presented. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to discuss with PolyMetal experts in B2B meetings (in attendance or via MS Teams by appointment) how the research outcomes could be useful for their business cases.

Who will benefit?

The conference will be performed for representatives of industry, e.g. CTOs, innovation managers and engineers as well as for researchers of universities


9:30 Conference Registration
10:00 Conference Opening and Welcome
10:15 Formal Welcome;
Interreg representatives of Austria and Slovenia
10:35 Benefits from the crossboarder cooperation;
Dr. Aleš Mihelič/lead partner of PolyMetal, Gorenje d.o.o.
11:00 New knowledge acquired during the project: compounding to achieve the required combination of thermal conductivity and properties of thermally conductive composites;
Silvester Bolka, Teja Pešl/ FTPO
11:45 Lunch Break
13:00 Ingredients affect surface microstructure: A study on the roughness of injection molded parts;
DI Dr. Roman Kerschbaumer/PCCL
13:35 Simulation of the flow and temperature conditions contributing to the surface appearence of injection molded parts;
Prof. Dr. Thomas Lucyshyn/MUL
14:10 Closing Remarks;
Maja Mešl, FTPO; DI Renate Reumüller/MUL
14:30 B2B Meetings;
MS Teams, at MUL; slots for the discussion with the experts of the PolyMetal team are set by e-mail
15:30 End of Event
50 kosov vrhunske raziskovalne opreme
1700 potencialnih delodajalcev
4 študenti na učitelja
40 vrhunskih strokovnjakov
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